American Political Rhetoric: Essential Speeches and Writings, Seventh Edition (Paperback)

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American Political Rhetoric is the only reader for introductory classes in American politics, government, and political communication designed to explore fundamental political principles through examples of political rhetoric ranging from the founding to today. Now in its seventh edition, its selections include the entire political spectrum and contributors range from our nation's founders to contemporary elected public officials, Supreme Court opinions, and representatives of historic movements for social change. The new edition is fully updated to include recent Supreme Court decisions, edited for use in the classroom, presidential speeches, and expanded chapters on presidential powers, race, and gender. The book is now more useful than ever for students and teachers thanks to a supplementary website available at

About the Author

Peter Augustine Lawler is Dana Professor and chair of the Department of Government and International Studies at Berry College in Georgia. Robert Martin Schaefer is chair of the Department of Political Science & Planning and professor of political science at the University of West Georgia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781442232198
ISBN-10: 1442232196
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: November 9th, 2015
Pages: 410
Language: English

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