Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

29 p.

Publication Date

Spring 2003

Publisher

Michigan State University Press

Source Publication

Rhetoric & Public Affairs

Source ISSN

1094-8392

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1353/rap.2003.0029

Abstract

The Civil Rights Act of 1968 was the result of a complex convergence of presidential public persuasion in a context of increasing domestic violence associated with a series of summer disturbances and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Analysis of Lyndon Johnson's public discourse supporting the 1968 Civil Rights Act reveals that rhetorical transcendence was employed as a recurrent strategy in attempts to pass legislation.

Comments

Published version. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 2003): 25-53. DOI. © Michigan State University Press 2003. Used with permission.

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