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Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony

by McBride, Dwight A.
Publisher: New York University Press
Retail Price: $55.00
Issue: Spring 2002
ISBN: 0814756042

A highly theoretical work, this text looks at the rhetorical conventions surrounding the discussion and presentation of slavery from the colonization of America to the Civil War. Dwight A. McBride covers slavery in speeches, newspaper accounts, and noted biographies such as the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

review of Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony, by McBride, Dwight A., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2002).