GREAT SPEAKERS AND SPEECHES

Ed. John Louis Lucaites and Lawrance Bernabo Kendall/Hunt Pub. 3rd Edition, 1996

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART ONE: ORATORY IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY  
PERICLES:  Funeral Oration  (431 B.C.E.)	
 
GORGIAS OF LEONTINI:  Encomium on Helen  (427 B.C.E.)	
 
LYSIAS: Against Eratosthenes  (The Murderer)  (403 B.C.E.)	
 
DEMOSTHENES:  The Second Philippic  (344 B.C.E.)	
 
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO:  The First Catilinarian  (63 B.C.E.)	
	
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO:  The Fourth Philippic  (43 B.C.E.)	
 
MOSES:  The Decalogue  (circa 1250 B.C.E.)	
 
JESUS OF NAZARETH:  Sermon on the Mount  (C.E. 33)	
 
ST. AUGUSTINE:  Sermon on the Lord's Prayer  (C.E. 400)	
 
 

PART TWO: THE GOLDEN AGE OF ORATORY  
MARTIN LUTHER:  I'll Take My Stand  (1521)	
 
PETER WENTWORTH:  On the Liberties of Commons  (1576)	
 
QUEEN ELIZABETH I:  To the Troops at Tilbury  (1588)	
	
QUEEN ELIZABETH I:  The Golden Speech  (1601)	
 
JONATHAN EDWARDS:  Sinners in the Hands of an Angry 
     God  (1741)	
 
JAMES OTIS:  On the Writs of Assistance  (1761)	
 
WILLIAM PITT, THE ELDER, EARL OF CHATHAM:  The 
     Right of Taxing America  (1766)	
 
EDMUND BURKE:  Two Speeches to the Electors at Bristol  (1774)	
 
JOHN HANCOCK:  Boston Massacre Oration  (1774)	
 
PATRICK HENRY:  Liberty or Death  (1775)	
 
GEORGE WASHINGTON:  First Inaugural Address  (1789)	
 
THOMAS JEFFERSON:  First Inaugural Address  (1801)	
 
SAGOYEWATHA  (RED JACKET):  Speech to the Council of 
      Chiefs of the Six Nations  (1805)	
 
DANIEL WEBSTER:  Bunker Hill Oration  (1825)	
 
MARIA W. STEWART:  Lecture Delivered At the Franklin 
     Hall  (1832)	
 
RALPH WALDO EMERSON:  The American Scholar  (1837)	
 
WENDELL PHILLIPS:  The Murder of Lovejoy  (1837)	
 
ANGELINA GRIMKE [WELD]:  Address at Pennsylvania 
      Hall  (1838)	
 
SOJOURNER TRUTH:  Ain't I A Woman?  (1851)	
 
FREDERICK DOUGLASS:  What, To the Slave, Is the Fourth 
     of July?  (1852)	
 
CHIEF SEATTLE:  Our People are Ebbing Away Like a 
      Rapidly Receding Tide  (1855)	
 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  A House Divided  (1858)	
 
ROBERT TOOMBS:  On Secession  (1861)	
 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  First Inaugural Address  (1861)	
 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  The Gettysburg Address  (1863)	
 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  Second Inaugural Address  (1865)	
 
 

PART THREE: ORATORY IN THE MODERN ERA  
RUSSELL CONWELL:  Acres of Diamonds  (1870-1924)	
 
HENRY GRADY:  The New South  (1886)	
 
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON:  Solitude of Self  (1892)	
 
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON:  Atlanta Exposition Address  (1895)	
 
ALBERT BEVERIDGE:  The Star of Empire  (1900)	
 
WOODROW WILSON:  War Message to Congress  (1917)	
 
EMMA GOLDMAN:  Address To the Jury  (1917)	
 
EUGENE V. DEBS:  Address to the Jury and Statement to the 
     Court  (1918)	
 
STATE OF TENNESSEE V. JOHN THOMAS SCOPES
	William Jennings Bryan, For the Prosecution  (1925)	
	Dudley Field Malone, For the Defense  (1925)	
 
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT:  First Inaugural 
      Address  (1933)	
 
HUEY P. LONG:  Every Man A King  (1934)	
 
ADOLF HITLER:  Germany Demands Its Rights  (1939)	
 
ADOLF HITLER:  The Invasion of Poland  (1939)	
 
SIR WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL:  War Situation  (194X)	
 
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT:  War Message  (1941)	
 
SIR WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL:  Alliance Of English-
	Speaking People  (1946)	
 
MARGARET CHASE SMITH:  Declaration of Conscience  (1950)	
 
RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON:  My Side of the Story  (1952)	
 
DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER:  Liberty is at Stake  (1961)	
 
 

PART FOUR: ORATORY IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA  
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY:  Inaugural Address  (1961)	
 
GEORGE CORLEY WALLACE:  Segregation Now  (1963)	
 
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY:  Civil Rights: A Moral 
     Issue  (1963)	
 
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.:  I Have A Dream  (1963)	
 
MALCOLM X:  The Ballot or the Bullett  (1964)	
 
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON:  Gulf of Tonkin  (1964)	
 
BETTY FRIEDAN:  The Crisis in Women's Identity  (1964)	
 
CESAR ESTRADA CHAVEZ:  The March 10th Speech  (1968)	
 
ROBERT FRANCIS KENNEDY:  Speeches on the Assassination 
      of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  (1968)	
 
JOHN V. LINDSAY:  Vietnam Moratorium Address  (1969)	
 
RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON:  Cambodia  (1970)	
 
BARBARA JORDAN:  Statement of the Articles of 
      Impeachment  (1974)	
 
RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON:  Resignation Speech  (1974)	
 
GERALD R. FORD:  Pardon of President Nixon  (1974)	
 
BARBARA JORDAN:  Democratic Convention Keynote 
      Address  (1976)	
 
RONALD REAGAN:  First Inaugural Address  (1981)	
 
MARIO CUOMO:  Democratic Convention Keynote 
      Address  (1984)	
 
GERALDINE FERRARO:  Acceptance Speech  (1984)	
 
RONALD REAGAN:  Eulogy of the Challenger Astronauts  (1986)	
 
JESSE JACKSON:  Common Ground and Common Sense  (1988)	
 
GEORGE BUSH:  Acceptance Speech  (1988)	
 
GEORGE BUSH:  The Gulf War  (1991)
 
ELIZABETH GLASER:  Aids: Everyone's Problem (1992)
 
MARY FISHER:  Aids: Ending the Silence (1992)