George Caleb Bingham, "Stump Speaking, or, the County Canvass," 1853-54

Public Life in American Communities, 1634-1900

Welcome to the Home Page for COMM 460, Fall 2014

During the semester various material may be added to this page to assist students. This may include reading, bibliographies, or other information to supplement the course.


Final exam scores have been posted by test number (green number on test) behind the id and password that were on the first page of your printed syllabus. Grades for the semester have been posted to the university.


Info on the course

For your daily preparation

Additional resources

Material on Units of the Course

Framework for Our Study of Public Address

Early America

Public Life in America: 1800-1850 

Lincoln at Gettysburg

Public Life, 1865-1900

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Study Aids

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Places you can read more . . .

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Places you can visit to help you get a flavor of those times . . .

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Watch for additional material during the semester.

This page maintained by James F. Klumpp, Last update: December 20, 2014