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A Burkeian Analysis of the Crimean War Speeches of John Bright

Description: This study investigates the motives behind the rhetorical strategies of rejection and acceptance used by John Bright in his four Parliamentary speeches opposing the Crimean War. Kenneth Burke's dramatistic pentad was used to evaluate the four speeches. An examination of the pentad's five elements reveals that Bright had six motives for opposing the war. To achieve his purpose in giving the speeches--to restore peace to England and the world--Bright' used the major rhetorical agencies of rejection and acceptance. Bright's act, his selection of agencies, and his purpose were all definitely influenced by the scene in which they occurred.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Bass, Jeff Davis
Partner: UNT Libraries

James Keenan, United States Consul to Hong Kong

Description: James Keenan served as United States consul to Hong Kong for eight years beginning in 1853. Keenan's career demonstrated the difficulties faced by United States consuls in the Far East. Many of the problems Keenan faced during his career resulted from the juxtaposition of a man predisposed to controversy with one of the most ambiguous posts in United States consular service. Keenan's career involved him in difficulties with a United States naval commander, British authorities in Hong Kong, a United States commissioner to China, his temporary successor in Hong Kong, and even the State Department. During his career, Keenan anticipated legislative changes regarding United States consuls. Nevertheless Keenan's colorful career won him many British and American friends. However, his predeliction for controversy damaged his effectiveness as United States consul.
Date: August 1978
Creator: King, Amelia Kay
Partner: UNT Libraries

All the world's on stilts

Description: Moralizing story, where the narrator, after seeing a "lubberly boy" on stilts, reflects on people that set themselves above others and make spectacles of themselves.
Date: 1827/1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The grocery ruined him.

Description: Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Give us this day our daily bread.

Description: His mother unable to provide for himself and his siblings, six year old Little Johnny prays on the way to school. On arriving home, he finds food has been left for the family. Not an angel, but an earthly agent of God heard his prayer and provided for the family.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Going apprentice.

Description: Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Harvest close upon seed time.

Description: Moralizing tale of the youth who starts by missing just a few minutes of Sunday school, slides into sin, skips class, joins a fire company, and eventually lands in prison in Maryland with a 15 year term for robbery.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Twilight of Laissez-Faire: the Campaign for Ten Hours, 1831-1853

Description: In early Victorian England, the new philosophy of social democracy challenged the bourgeois creed of laissezfaire. An important aspect of this struggle, which historians have neglected, is the campaign (1831-1853) for a shorter and regulated factory workday. This study concludes that during the Parliamentary debates on factory legislation, Britain's leaders, regardless of party affiliation, decided that the Government, indeed, had an obligation to assist the victims of social and economic injustice, a decision which meant the end of laissez-faire.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Barvin, Linn H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The home-made boy.

Description: Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Death of little Mary

Description: Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The new bonnet.

Description: Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer."
Date: 1827 - 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Signs.

Description: Moralizing tale which reflects that how children act is a signal of their future character. Story is followed by "The substance of the Ten Commandments."
Date: [1827 - 1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections