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The Resource Provocative eloquence : theater, violence, and antislavery speech in the antebellum United States, Laura L. Mielke

Provocative eloquence : theater, violence, and antislavery speech in the antebellum United States, Laura L. Mielke

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Provocative eloquence : theater, violence, and antislavery speech in the antebellum United States
Title
Provocative eloquence
Title remainder
theater, violence, and antislavery speech in the antebellum United States
Statement of responsibility
Laura L. Mielke
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the mid-19th century, rhetoric surrounding slavery was permeated by violence. Slavery's defenders often used brute force to suppress opponents, and even those abolitionists dedicated to pacifism drew upon visions of widespread destruction. Provocative Eloquence recounts how the theater, long an arena for heightened eloquence and physical contest, proved terribly relevant in the lead up to the Civil War. As antislavery speech and open conflict intertwined, the nation became a stage. The book brings together notions of intertextuality and interperformativity to understand how the confluence of oratorical and theatrical practices in the antebellum period reflected the conflict over slavery and deeply influenced the language that barely contained that conflict. The book draws on a wide range of work in performance studies, theater history, black performance theory, oratorical studies, and literature and law to provide a new narrative of the interaction of oratorical, theatrical, and literary histories of the nineteenth-century U.S."--
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Mielke, Laura L
Dewey number
792.0973/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2248
LC item number
.M54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Theater and society
  • Antislavery movements
  • Violence in literature
  • Antislavery movements
  • Theater
  • Theater and society
  • Violence in literature
  • United States
Label
Provocative eloquence : theater, violence, and antislavery speech in the antebellum United States, Laura L. Mielke
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Provocative eloquence and the Antebellum scene -- Edwin Forrest and heroic oratory -- William Wells Brown, Mary Webb, and the emergence of dramatic suasion -- Martyred eloquence and stagings of Dred -- Portia's eloquence and the law in racial melodrama -- Staging John Brown in eloquence and action
Control code
1055261294
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 284 pages
Isbn
9780472131051
Lccn
2018056748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028950078
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055261294
Label
Provocative eloquence : theater, violence, and antislavery speech in the antebellum United States, Laura L. Mielke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Provocative eloquence and the Antebellum scene -- Edwin Forrest and heroic oratory -- William Wells Brown, Mary Webb, and the emergence of dramatic suasion -- Martyred eloquence and stagings of Dred -- Portia's eloquence and the law in racial melodrama -- Staging John Brown in eloquence and action
Control code
1055261294
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 284 pages
Isbn
9780472131051
Lccn
2018056748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028950078
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055261294

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