ABOUT THE AUTHORStephen E. Lucas is Professor of Communication Arts and Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since 1972. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his master's and doctorate degrees from Penn State University.Professor Lucas has been recognized for his work as both a scholar and a teacher. His first book, Portents of Rebellion: Rhetoric and Revolution in Philadelphia, 1765-1776, received the Golden Anniversary Award of the National Communication Association in 1977 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His major articles include "The Schism in Rhetorical Scholarship" (1981), "The Renaissance of American Public Address: Text and Context in Rhetorical Criticism" (1988), "The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence” (1990), and “The Rhetorical Ancestry of the Declaration of Independence” (1998), for which he received the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award of the National Communication Association. His most recent book is Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999 (2009).Professor Lucas has received a number of teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Wisconsin and the National Communication Association’s Donald Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. His lecture course on "The Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions" is among the most popular on campus and has twice been selected for statewide broadcast in its entirety by Wisconsin Public Radio. Professor Lucas is featured in the Educational Video Group’s program on the history of American public address, and he has appeared on the History Channel’s documentary on the Declaration of Independence.Professor Lucas has directed the introductory public speaking course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1973. Over the years he has been responsible for numerous teaching innovations and has supervised the training of hundreds of graduate assistants. In addition to participating in public speaking workshops and colloquia at schools throughout the United States, he has served as a judge for the major national English-language public speaking competitions in China, has lectured at numerous Chinese universities, and has conducted workshops for Chinese instructors on teaching public speaking.Stephen Lucas and his wife, Patty, live in Madison, Wisconsin, and have two sons, Jeff and Ryan. His interests include travel, sports, art, and photography.
Alternate Table of Contents: Speeches by Rank Introduction The Century Begins Russell Conwell, Acres of Diamonds William Jennings Bryan, Against Imperialism Theodore Roosevelt, The Man with the Muckrake Eugene Debs, The Issue Woodrow Wilson, First Inaugural Address World War I, Dissent, and Woman's Suffrage Anna Howard Shaw, The Fundamental Principle of a Republic Carrie Chapman Catt, The Crisis Woodrow Wilson, War Message Emma Goldman, Address to the Jury Robert La Follette, Free Speech in Wartime Carrie Chapman Catt, Address to the Congress of the United States Woodrow Wilson, The Fourteen Points Eugene Debs, Statement to the Court Woodrow Wilson, For the League of Nations Woodrow Wilson, Final Address for the League of Nations Crystal Eastman, Now We Can Begin The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression Clarence Darrow, Plea for Leopold and Loeb Margaret Sanger, The Children's Era Franklin D. Roosevelt, Address to the Commonwealth Club Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Banking Crisis Huey Long, Every Man a King Huey Long, Share Our Wealth John L. Lewis, Labor and the Nation Lou Gehrig, Farewell to Baseball World War II and the Emergence of the Cold War Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Arsenal of Democracy Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Four Freedoms Franklin D. Roosevelt, War Message Harry S. Truman, The Truman Doctrine George C. Marshall, The Marshall Plan Hubert H. Humphrey, The Sunshine of Human Rights Eleanor Roosevelt, The Struggle for Human Rights Eleanor Roosevelt, Adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights McCarthyism, Korea, and the Nuclear Era Margaret Chase Smith, Declaration of Conscience William Faulkner, Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize in Literature Douglas MacArthur, Old Soldiers Never Die Adlai Stevenson, Let's Talk Sense to the American People Richard M. Nixon, Checkers Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Statement at the Smith Act Trial Dwight D. Eisenhower, Atoms for Peace Joseph Welch, Defense of Fred Fisher at the Army-McCarthy Hearings The Age of Camelot John F. Kennedy, Speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address Newton W. Minow, Television and the Public Interest Douglas MacArthur, Duty, Honor, Country John F. Kennedy, Address on the Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy, Speech at American University John F. Kennedy, Civil Rights: A Moral Issue John F. Kennedy, Ich Bin ein Berliner Race, Poverty, and Dissension Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream Malcolm X, Message to the Grassroots Lyndon B. Johnson, Let Us Continue Malcolm X, The Ballot or the Bullet Lyndon B. Johnson, The Great Society Barry Goldwater, Speech Accepting the Republican Presidential Nomination Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing Mario Savio, An End to History Lyndon B. Johnson, We Shall Overcome Robert F. Kennedy, Day of Affirmation Stokely Carmichael, Black Power Vietnam and Other Discontents Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech at Riverside Church Cesar Chavez, Speech on Ending His Fast Lyndon B. Johnson, Address on Not Seeking Reelection Martin Luther K