Acts of Manhood: The Performance of Masculinity on the by K. Kippola

By K. Kippola

Exploring the functionality of masculinity off and on the nineteenth-century American degree, this e-book seems on the shift from the passionate muscularity to highbrow restraint as now not a linear trip towards nationwide refinement; but a multitude of masculinities battling at the same time for dominance and popularity.

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In supporting the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850, an action that likely eliminated his hopes of reaching the White House, he presented the following passionate plea: And now, Mr. 45 Webster brilliantly employed repetition, and his skillful and persuasive oratorical strategies frequently achieved their desired effect, but Webster’s craft often suggested calculation. Webster constructed great speeches with an eye toward posterity, such as his eulogy of John Adams: True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech.

20 The political benefits that were derived from the performance of rustic simplicity gradually diminished, but certainly did not abate, as the problems facing the nation grew increasingly complex. 23 Jackson’s everyday conversation contained elements of the rustic and the vulgar, but these elements were largely absent from his official speeches, almost all of which were penned by others. His advisors expunged from presidential speeches his most colloquial tone, perhaps in an effort to combat an illiterate image that was encouraged by his rivals.

In supporting the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850, an action that likely eliminated his hopes of reaching the White House, he presented the following passionate plea: And now, Mr. 45 Webster brilliantly employed repetition, and his skillful and persuasive oratorical strategies frequently achieved their desired effect, but Webster’s craft often suggested calculation. Webster constructed great speeches with an eye toward posterity, such as his eulogy of John Adams: True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech.

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