In search of the new south

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Henry Grady continues to be romanticized as a visionary of the New South. This essay argues that whatever his dreams, Grady tragically erred in selecting rhetorical symbols and devices which had more potential for hindering a genuinely new spirit among southerners. Walter Hines Page is offered as a more realistic spokesperson for southern innovations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-388
Number of pages28
JournalSouthern Speech Communication Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1982

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  • Communication


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