Abstract

abstract:

This article explores the roots of (African American) rhetorical theory through an examination of Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom. Rhetorical theory in this case is a forcible call for antislavery unity between races that at the same time rejects notions of the body as a racial essence. This essay attempts to make Douglass’s rhetorical theory clear so that we can better understand how the key term functions today.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2079
Print ISSN
0031-8213
Pages
pp. 51-61
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-11
Open Access
No
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