Understanding African American Rhetoric
Classical Origins to Contemporary Innovations
Edited by Ronald L. Jackson II, Elaine B. Richardson
Published April 4th 2003 by Routledge – 352 pages
First published in 2003
"Understanding African American Rhetoric is the most comprehensive, scholarly, methodologically sound presentation of African American rhetoric to date! Given the many leading intellectuals who wrote chapters, this book is essential reading for both scholars and practitioners. It is likely to become a canonical text." -- Jack L. Daniel, co-author, with Omari C. Daniel, of We Fish: The Journey to Fatherhood
Ronald L. Jackson II is Associate Professor of Culture and Communication Theory at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of The Negotiation of Cultural Identity (1999). Elaine B. Richardson is Assistant Professor of English and by courtesy, Applied Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of African-American Literacies (Routledge, 2002).