Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah (1862-1927)

edited by
Brandon Michael Inabinet


Voices of Democracy: The U. S. Oratory Project

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Beveridge, Albert. “Stirred by his Words: Mr. Beveridge’s Magnificent Presentation of War
Issues.” Indianapolis Journal (17 Sept. 1898). [= A]
Beveridge, Albert. “March of the Flag,” in The Library of Oratory. Chauncy M. Depew, ed. New
York: E. R. DuMont, 1902, 426-449. [= B]
Beveridge, Albert J. The Meaning of the Times and Other Speeches. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs
Merrill Company, 1908. (This abridged version of the text is reprinted in almost all later speech
collections. The longer text from the earlier publications has been used to more accurately
reflect the political intricacies of the original rhetorical situation and advance the rhetorical text
used to persuade Midwest citizens in the 1898 elections.) [= C]
Beveridge, Albert J. “March of the Flag, 16 September 1898,” Douglass Archives, D.L. Oetting,
ed.; found at; updated 8 September 1996. (This
version taken directly from the Depew volume (B). Note that this version contains numerous
typographical errors.) [= D]

The copy-text is Beveridge 1898 [=A], the unabridged speech published the day following Beveridge’s address in a popular Indiana newspaper (Indianapolis Journal), especially among Republicans. Beveridge’s own scrapbook of his political career uses this version (held in the DePauw University archives, DC2129) to record the address. Also, this version would have enjoyed the widest circulation immediately following the address. Beveridge 1902 [=B] is used to verify the Indianapolis Journal version [A]. Text [B] corrects a typographical or grammatical errors. The original punctuation, paragraphing, and capitalization have been maintained from text (A).

The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread. All double quotations are rendered with “, all single quotations with an apostrophe ‘. This copy-text is not subject to end-of-line hyphenation. Paragraph numbers have been added in square brackets.

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Departures from the copy-text and general editorial procedures are as follows (reference numbers specify paragraph in which the departure occurs):
2 shall we occupy B: shall be occupy A
15 have been carved was uncertain B: have been carried was uncertain A

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification

16 October 1995


SPECIAL: United States–Civilization–1865-1918.
GENERAL: Social sciences. SPECIAL: United States–Politics and government
GENERAL: Campaign literature. SPECIAL: 1898 — Republican — Indiana. NAMED CORPORATION: Republican Party (Ind.)
SPECIAL: Philippines

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