Voices of Public Leadership in the 20th Century

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The information contained in this website is designed to provide supplemental information to enhance your learning in COMM 461. Information will be added as the semester goes by and you may wish to check frequently.


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Please note when you open the lecture notes that they are color coded. Brown notes explain the history of the times that create demands on the speaker.  Green notes identify characteristics of American rhetoric that are resources for the speakers to draw upon in meeting their moment. And blue notes explain principles of political leadership that speakers draw upon in formulating their response. 

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This page maintained by James F. Klumpp jklumpp@umd.edu. Last update May 9, 2013