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Author Mieder, Wolfgang, author.
Title "Right makes might" : proverbs and the American worldview / Wolfgang Mieder.
Publisher Bloomington, Indiana, USA : Indiana University Press, [2019]



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Contents Introduction : ruminations on authentically American proverbs -- "Let us have faith that right makes might" : proverbial rhetoric in decisive moments of American politics -- "These are the times that try women's souls" : the proverbial rhetoric for women's rights by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony -- "The American people rose to the occasion" : a proverbial retrospective of the Marshall Plan after seventy years -- "Making a way out of no way" : Martin Luther King's proverbial dream for human rights -- "Keep your eyes on the prize" : Congressman John Lewis's proverbial odyssey for civil rights -- "I'm absolutely sure about the golden rule" : Barack Obama's proverbial audacity of hope -- "Politics is not a spectator sport" : proverbs in the personal and political writings of Hillary Rodham Clinton -- "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer" : Bernie Sanders's proverbial rhetoric for an American sociopolitical revolution -- "M(R)ight makes r(m)ight" : the sociopolitical history of a contradictory proverb pair -- "All men are created equal" : from democratic claim to proverbial game -- "Laissez faire à Georges" and "Let George do it" : a case of paremiological polygenesis -- "To be (all) Greek to someone" : origin, history, and meaning of an English proverbial expression.
ISBN 9780253040367 (electronic book)
0253040361 (electronic book)
9780253040374 (electronic book)
025304037X (electronic book)
9780253040343 (hardcover)
9780253040350
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Author Mieder, Wolfgang, author.
Subject Proverbs, American -- History and criticism.
Proverbs -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political oratory -- United States -- History.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Politicians -- United States -- Language.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Politics and government -- Miscellanea.
United States -- Politics and government -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
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Contents Introduction : ruminations on authentically American proverbs -- "Let us have faith that right makes might" : proverbial rhetoric in decisive moments of American politics -- "These are the times that try women's souls" : the proverbial rhetoric for women's rights by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony -- "The American people rose to the occasion" : a proverbial retrospective of the Marshall Plan after seventy years -- "Making a way out of no way" : Martin Luther King's proverbial dream for human rights -- "Keep your eyes on the prize" : Congressman John Lewis's proverbial odyssey for civil rights -- "I'm absolutely sure about the golden rule" : Barack Obama's proverbial audacity of hope -- "Politics is not a spectator sport" : proverbs in the personal and political writings of Hillary Rodham Clinton -- "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer" : Bernie Sanders's proverbial rhetoric for an American sociopolitical revolution -- "M(R)ight makes r(m)ight" : the sociopolitical history of a contradictory proverb pair -- "All men are created equal" : from democratic claim to proverbial game -- "Laissez faire à Georges" and "Let George do it" : a case of paremiological polygenesis -- "To be (all) Greek to someone" : origin, history, and meaning of an English proverbial expression.
ISBN 9780253040367 (electronic book)
0253040361 (electronic book)
9780253040374 (electronic book)
025304037X (electronic book)
9780253040343 (hardcover)
9780253040350
Author Mieder, Wolfgang, author.
Subject Proverbs, American -- History and criticism.
Proverbs -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political oratory -- United States -- History.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Politicians -- United States -- Language.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Politics and government -- Miscellanea.
United States -- Politics and government -- Quotations, maxims, etc.

Subject Proverbs, American -- History and criticism.
Proverbs -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political oratory -- United States -- History.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Politicians -- United States -- Language.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Politics and government -- Miscellanea.
United States -- Politics and government -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Descript 1 online resource
Content text txt
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Contents Introduction : ruminations on authentically American proverbs -- "Let us have faith that right makes might" : proverbial rhetoric in decisive moments of American politics -- "These are the times that try women's souls" : the proverbial rhetoric for women's rights by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony -- "The American people rose to the occasion" : a proverbial retrospective of the Marshall Plan after seventy years -- "Making a way out of no way" : Martin Luther King's proverbial dream for human rights -- "Keep your eyes on the prize" : Congressman John Lewis's proverbial odyssey for civil rights -- "I'm absolutely sure about the golden rule" : Barack Obama's proverbial audacity of hope -- "Politics is not a spectator sport" : proverbs in the personal and political writings of Hillary Rodham Clinton -- "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer" : Bernie Sanders's proverbial rhetoric for an American sociopolitical revolution -- "M(R)ight makes r(m)ight" : the sociopolitical history of a contradictory proverb pair -- "All men are created equal" : from democratic claim to proverbial game -- "Laissez faire à Georges" and "Let George do it" : a case of paremiological polygenesis -- "To be (all) Greek to someone" : origin, history, and meaning of an English proverbial expression.
ISBN 9780253040367 (electronic book)
0253040361 (electronic book)
9780253040374 (electronic book)
025304037X (electronic book)
9780253040343 (hardcover)
9780253040350

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