restricted access   Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 2003

Table of Contents

From: Rhetoric & Public Affairs

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"The Domain of Public Conscience": Woodrow Wilson and the Establishment of a Transcendent Political Order

pp. 1-23

LBJ, the Rhetoric of Transcendence, and the Civil Rights Act of 1968

pp. 25-53

"We Want Americans Pure and Simple": Theodore Roosevelt and the Myth of Americanism

pp. 55-78

Henry Clay and the Election of 1844: The Limits of a Rhetoric of Compromise

pp. 79-96

Rhetorically Reconfiguring Victimhood and Agency: The Violence Against Women Act's Civil Rights Clause

pp. 97-125


Feminism, Miss America, and Media Mythology

pp. 127-149

Miss America Contesters and Contestants: Discourse about Social "Also-Rans"

pp. 150-160

Book Reviews

Review Essay

The Rhetorical Dialectics of Citizenship, Deception, Violence, and Empire

pp. 161-178


Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America (review)

pp. 179-181

History and Illusion in Politics (review)

pp. 181-183

Culture and Politics in the Information Age (review)

pp. 184-186

Baseball and the American Dream: Race, Class, Gender, and the National Pastime (review)

pp. 186-188

Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge (review)

pp. 189-191

The Fair Sex: White Women and Racial Patriarchy in the Early American Republic (review)

pp. 191-194

Blasphemy: Impious Speech in the West from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century, and: History of Shit (review)

pp. 194-199

Black Newspapers and America's War for Democracy, 1914-1920 (review)

pp. 199-201

Episodes in the Rhetoric of Government-Indian Relations (review)

pp. 202-204

The Words of Cesar Chavez (review)

pp. 204-206

Internal Rhetorics: Toward a History and Theory of Self-Persuasion (review)

pp. 206-208