Below is the published and non-published scholarship produced that focused primarily on African American rhetoric and public address during this period. If you have scholarship to contribute, please contact Andre E. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brown, Sterling A., Arthur P. Davis, Ulysses Lee. The Negro Caravan (Chapter 6). New York: Dryden Press, 1941.
Pipes, William H. Say Amen Brother!: Old-Time Negro Preaching. A Study in American Frustration. New York: The William Frederick Press, 1951.
Ransom, Reverdy C. The Spirit of Freedom and Justice: Oration and Speeches. Nashville, Tennessee, AME Sunday School Union, 1926
Gray, Giles Wilkeson. Precepts of Kagemni and Ptah-Hotep. Quarterly Journal of Speech. Dec46, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p446. 9p
Bardolph, Richard. The Distinguished Negro in America, 1770-1936. The American Historical Review, Vol. 60, No. 3 (Apr., 1955), pp. 527-547
Bradley, Bert. Negro Speakers in Congress: 1869-1875. The Southern Speech Journal. Volume: 18 Issue: 4, 1953, p. 216-225
Honan, William Holmes. John Jasper and the Sermon That Moved the Sun. Speech Monographs. Volume 23, Issue: 4, 1956, pp. 255-261.
Read, Allen Walker. The Speech of Negroes in Colonial America. Journal of Negro History, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul., 1939), pp. 247-258
Ryon, Fred. William Allen: Negro Evangelist of the Society of Friends. Bulletin of Friends' Historical Association, Volume 47, Number 2, Autumn 1958, pp. 94-105
Woolridge, Nancy Bullock. The Slave Preacher--Portrait of a Leader. The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Winter, 1945), pp. 28-37
Pipes, William Harrison. Old‐Time Negro Preaching: An Interpretative Study. Quarterly Journal of Speech. Volume 31, 1945 - Issue 1
Boulware, Marcus H. Speech Training in Negro Colleges. Quarterly Journal of Speech. Dec 47, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p509. 6p.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Characteristics of Negro Expression.
Parker, John W. Current Debate Practices in Thirty Negro Colleges. The Journal of Negro Education. Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jan., 1940), pp. 32-38
Parker, John W. The Status of Debate in the Negro College. The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Spring, 1955), pp. 146-153
Porter, Dorothy B. The Organized Educational Activities of Negro Literary Societies, 1828-1846. Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct., 1936), pp. 555-576
Voorhees, Lillian A. Program of Speech Education for Talladega College. Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Winter, 1946), pp. 109-116
Voorhees, Lillian A. Speech in the Negro College. Southern Speech Bulletin. Vol 6, No. 3, 1941. 51-56.
Aptheker, Herbert. The Negro in the Abolitionist Movement. Science & Society, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring, 1941), pp. 148-172
Bell, Howard H. National Negro Conventions of the Middle 1840's: Moral Suasion vs. Political Action. The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 42, No. 4 (Oct., 1957), pp. 247-260
Bennett, Willifred. Survey of American Negro Oratory. Negro History Bulletin. Vol. 7 Issue 9, 1944.
Lash, John S. The Anthologist and the Negro Author. Phylon. Vol. 8, No. 1 (1st Qtr., 1947), pp. 68-76.
Bennett, Winfield DeWitt. A Survey of American Negro Oratory: From 1619-1933. MA Thesis, Columbian College, 1935
Crawford, Julma B. "The Writings of Benjamin Banneker: Their Effect Upon Concepts Regarding the Negro in America, 1750-1800." MA Thesis, Loyola University--Chicago, 1947
May, A. Florence. A Study of Speech Education in Four Year Negro Colleges and Universities in the United States. Ph.D. Diss. Northwestern University, 1951
Moseberry, Lowell Tillry. An Historical Study of Negro Oratory in the United States to 1915. Ph.D. Diss. University of Southern California, 1955.
Pipes, William Harrison, Sources of Booker T. Washington's Effectiveness as a Public Speaker. MA Thesis, Atlanta University, 1957.
Williams, Jayme Coleman. A Rhetorical Analysis of Thurgood Marshall's Arguments Before the Supreme Court in the Public School Controversy. Ph.D. Diss. The Ohio State University, 1959
REVIEWS:Locke, Alain. The Spirit of Freedom and Justice: Orations and Speeches, by Reverdy C. Ransom. Journal of Negro History, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan., 1927), pp. 99-101
Pawley, Thomas D. Say Amen Brother by William H. Pipes. Quarterly Journal of Speech. Dec51, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p498. 3p.
Woolridge, Nancy. B. Say Amen Brother! by William H. Pipes. Phylon, Vol. 12, No. 4 (4th Qtr., 1951), pp. 396-397