Rhetorical rehearsals: The construction of ethos in confederate women’s civil war diaries Article

Harrison, K. (2003). Rhetorical rehearsals: The construction of ethos in confederate women’s civil war diaries . 22(3), 243-263. 10.1207/S15327981RR2203_02

cited authors

  • Harrison, K

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abstract

  • This essay argues for the value of Confederate women’s Civil War diaries to rhetorical history. As women faced the dangers and deprivations of war, they turned to their diaries to respond, using personal writing to rehearse and construct an effective ethos. By practicing “self-rhetorics,” diarists prepared themselves to speak and act effectively in the contexts of war. One woman’s diary, that of Priscilla “Mittie” Bond, serves as a case study. © 2003, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

publication date

  • January 1, 2003

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start page

  • 243

end page

  • 263

volume

  • 22

issue

  • 3