By R. Jarrod Atchison
Numerous biographies of Jefferson Davis were penned; although, before, there have been no great research of his public discourse as president of the Confederacy. R. Jarrod Atchison’s A warfare of Words makes use of thoughts from rhetorical concept and public deal with to aid solution a query that has intrigued students from various disciplines because the cave in of the Confederacy: what position, if any, did Davis play within the cave in of accomplice nationalism?
Most discussions of Davis and nationalism concentrate on the army results of his arguable wartime judgements. A conflict of Words focuses much less on army results and argues as an alternative that, within the context of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis’s rhetorical management must have been chargeable for articulating a imaginative and prescient for the nation—including the middle tenets of its id, the values the kingdom may still carry pricey, the rules it may by no means compromise, and the targets it may set for its destiny. certainly, Davis possessed the talents essential to make a persuasive public argument. it truly is accurately simply because Davis’s oratory talents have been so robust that there's room to pass judgement on how he used them. briefly, being an excellent orator isn't really synonymous with profitable rhetorical leadership.
Atchison posits that Davis’s preliminary successes restricted his rhetorical strategies later within the struggle. A battle of Words concludes that, in any case, Davis’s rhetorical management was once a failure simply because he was once not able to articulate a coherent accomplice id in mild of the sacrifices persisted via the population with a view to maintain the conflict effort.
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A War of Words: The Rhetorical Leadership of Jefferson Davis by R. Jarrod Atchison