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American Rhetoric

"Online Speech Bank" is a database of and index to full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events. "Rhetorical Figures in Sound" is a collection of short audio and video clips illustrating stylistic figures of speech ranging from alliteration to synecdoche. "Top 100 Speeches" is a full text, audio, and video database of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to leading scholars of American public address.

Link to resource: American Rhetoric
Coverage Dates: antiquity to the present
Fulltext available: Primary Sources (Historical)