Authentication Materials

  1. Speech title as it is to be printed: “Every Man a King.”
  2. Exact date and place speech was delivered: 23 February 1934. New York, New York, and over the NBC Radio Network.
  3. Full name of speaker, with year of birth and year of death: Huey Pierce Long Jr. (1893-1935).
  4. Full name of editor or compiler of electronic text, with indication of role: J. Michael Hogan, editor.
  5. Date of electronic edition: December 2022.
  6. Languages: English (100%).
  7. Indication of editorial functions performed: J. Michael Hogan, data-entry and collation of electronic text with other versions.

Bibliographic List of Sources

Long, Huey P. “Every Man a King.” In Robert C. Byrd, The Senate, 1789-1989, vol. 3, Classic Speeches, 1830-1993, edited by Wendy Wolff. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1994. [=A]

Long, Huey P. “Every Man a King.” In Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999, edited by Steven E. Lucas and Martin J. Medhurst. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. [=B]

Statement of Editorial Procedures

The copy-text A is a reprint of the version of the speech published in the Congressional Record, 73rd Cong., 2nd sess., pp. 3450-53.  This reprinted transcript was compared to an edited version of the speech [=B] authenticated by Lucas and Medhurst. These authors based their transcript on the Congressional Record and a partial audio recording.   Only nonsubstantive differences were found between the two texts, although copy-text A excluded one paragraph where Long digressed to complain about noise in the room and to ask somebody to “turn off the radio.” This paragraph was included in the Lucas and Medhurst version but excluded from the electronic text published with VOD. Version [=A] was followed for paragraphing, punctuation, and spelling.

Printed subheadings in the copy-text [=A] have been removed in the electronic text.

Paragraph numbers have been added in square brackets.

The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread.

This copy text is not subject to end-of-line hyphenation.

Special characters and characters with diachronic marks: none.

Departures from the copy-text: none.