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An Analysis and Evaluation of Selected Public Speeches of John James Ingalls, by Ray Harold Sandefur

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D224


This Ph.D. thesis for the State University of Iowa by Ray Harold Sandefur is an "attempt to make a rhetorical analysis of Ingalls' speaking techniques in some fifteen senatorial speeches and two Kansas speeches." Sandefur's main concern was primarily with the materials and methods by means of which Ingalls on the platform was able to gain belief and move to action. Rhetorical, historical, and evaluative methodology was employed.


  • 1950


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1 volume (572 leaves, [15] leaves of plates, bound, illustration ) : Typescript, carbon copy ; 28 cm

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Scope and Contents

According to Sandefur, the study involved eight main points: 1) the speaker's background and influencing factors in his early life in Massachusetts and Kansas; 2) his personality, methods of speech preparation, and delivery; 3) historical currents which acted as forces upon the speaker's thinking; 4) the occasions; 5) the speeches themselves in the light of basic promises, types of arguments with their supporting materials, and refutations; 6) the structure of the speeches; 7) their style; and 8) the effectiveness of the Senator's speaking.

Physical Location

RH MS D224

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from KB H2 IN4SP


Bibliography: leaves 549-572
Guide to the Ray Harold Sandefur Collection
An Analysis and Evaluation of Selected Public Speeches of John James Ingalls, by Ray Harold Sandefur
jss 10/82; mg 2004
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Ray Harold Sandefur Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS D224, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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