English 90fd. The Rhetoric of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

Instructor: John Stauffer
Terms: Spring Term

Tuesdays, 2-4 pm | Location: Barker 024

Enrollment: Limited to 15 students.

A critical examination of Douglass’ and Lincoln’s speeches and other exemplary writings from Lincoln’s 1838 Lyceum Address to Douglass’s 1894 “Lessons of the Hour.” We explore Douglass’ and Lincoln’s respective rhetorical practices in relation to their politics.

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