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Woman's Rights:
Selected Sources to 1920

Borda, Jennifer L. "The Woman Suffrage Parades of 1910-1913: Possibilites and Limitations of an Early Feminist Rhetorical Strategy." Western Journal of Communication 66 (2002): 25-52.
Bosmajian, Haig A. "The Abrogation of the Suffragists' First Amendment Rights." Western Speech 38 (1974): 218-232.
Browne, Stephen H. Angelina Grimke: Rhetoric, Identity, and the Radical Imagination. East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 1999


"Encountering Angelina Grimke: Violence, Identity, and the Creation of Radical Community." Quarterly Journal of Speech 82 (1996): 38–54.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs.

A Critical Study of Early Feminist Rhetoric. Vol. I of Man Cannot Speak For Her. New York: Praeger, 1989.


"Gender and Genre: Loci of Invention and Contradiction in the Earliest Speeches by U.S. Women." Quarterly Journal of Speech 81 (1995): 479–495.

Collins, Vicki Tollar. "Walking in Light, Walking in Darkness: The Story of Women's Changing Rhetorical Space in Early Methodism." Rhetoric Review 14 (1996): 336-354.

Conrad, Charles.

"Agon and Rhetorical Form: The Essence of ‘Old Feminist’ Form." Central States Speech Journal 32 (1981): 45–53.


"The Transformation of the "Old Feminist" Movement." Quarterly Journal of Speech 67 (1981): 284–297.

Donawerth, Jane. "Poaching on Men's Philosophies of Rhetoric: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rhetorical Theory by Women." Philosophy & Rhetoric 33 (2000): 243-258.

Dow, Bonnie J.

"The ‘Womanhood’ Rationale in the Woman Suffrage Rhetoric of Frances E. Willard." Southern Communication Journal 56 (1991): 298–307.

Gougeon, Len. "Emerson and the Woman Question: the Evolution of his Thought." New England Quarterly 71 (1998): 570-571.
Hagan, Martha. "The Antisuffragists' Rhetorical Dilemma: Reconciling the Private and Public Spheres." Communication Reports 5 (1992): 73-81.
Hamand, Wendy F. "The Woman's National Loyal League: Feminist Abolitionists and the Civil War." Civil War History 35 (1989): 39-58.
Hayden, Sara. Negotiating Femininity and Power in the Early Twentieth Century West: Domestic Ideology and Feminine Style in Jeanette Rankin's Suffrage Rhetoric." Communication Studies 50 (1999): 83-102.
Hillbruner, Anthony. "Frances Wright: Egalitarian Reformer." Southern Speech Journal 23 (1957): 193-203.
Huxman, Susan Schultz. "Mary Wollstonecraft, Margaret Fuller, and Angelina Grimke: Symbolic Convergence and a Nascent Rhetorical Vision." Communication Quarterly 44 (1996): 16-28.
---. "Perfecting the Rhetorical Vision of Woman's Rights: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anna Howard Shaw, and Carrie Chapman Catt." Women's Studies in Communication 23 (2000): 307-336.
Kendall, Kathleen Edgerton, and Jeanne Y. Fisher. "Frances Wright on Women's Rights: Eloquence Versus Ethos." Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 58-68.
Johnson, Nan. "Reigning in the Court of Silence: Women and Rhetorical Space in Postbellum America." Philosophy & Rhetoric 33 (2000): 221-242.

Jorgensen-Earp, Cheryl R.

"The Lady, the Whore, and the Spinster: The Rhetorical Use of Victorian Images of Women." Western Journal of Communication 54 (1990): 82–98.

Kendall, Kathleen Edgerton, and Jeanne Y. Fisher. "Frances Wright on Women's Rights: Eloquence Versus Ethos." Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 58-68.

Kerr, Andrea Moore.

Lucy Stone: Speaking Out for Equality. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1992.

Leeman, Richard W.

‘Do Everything’ Reform: The Oratory of Frances E. Willard. Great American Orators 15. New York: Greenwood P, 1992

Linkugel, Wil A., and Martha Solomon.

Anna Howard Shaw: Suffrage Orator and Social Reformer. Westport: Greenwood P, 1991.

Logan, Shirley. "'We Are Coming:" The Persuasive Discourse of Nineteenth-Century Black Women. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1999.
Lowance, Mason I., and Ellen E. Westbrook. The Stowe Debate: Rhetorical Strategies in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1994.
Mattina, Anne F. "'Corporation Tools and Time-Serving Slaves': Class and Gender in the Rhetoric of Antebellum Labor Reform." Howard Journal of Communications 7 (1996): 151-168.
Mattingly, Carol. "Woman-Tempered Rhetoric: Public Presentation and the WCTU." Rhetoric Review 14 (1995): 44-61.

Murphy, John M.

"‘To Create a Race of Thoroughbreds’: Margaret Sanger and The Birth Control Review." Women’s Studies in Communication 13 (1990): 23–45.

Peterson, Carla. "Doers of the Word": African American Women Speakers and Writers in the North (1830-1880). New York: Oxford UP, 1995.
Pinola, Mary, and Nancy E. Briggs. "Martha Wright Griffiths: Champion of Women's Rights Legislation." Central States Speech Journal 30 (1979): 228-240.
Ratliff, Krista. Anglo-American Feminists: Challenges to the Rhetorical Tradition. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press , 1996.
Sanchez-Eppler, Karen. Touching Liberty : Abolition, Feminism, and the Politics of the Body. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.
Slagell, Amy R. "The Rhetorical Structure of Frances W. Willard's Campaign for Woman Suffrage, 1876-1896. Rhetoric and Public Affairs 4 (2001): 1-23.

Solomon, Martha M., ed.

A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840–1910. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1991.

Sterling, Dorothy.

Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Anti-Slavery. New York: W. W. Norton, 1991.

Trautman, Frederick. "Harriet Beecher Stowe: Public Readings in the Central States." Central States Speech Journal 24 (1973): 22-28.

Venet, Wendy Hamand.

Neither Ballots nor Bullets: Women Abolitionists and the Civil War. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 1991.

Vonnegut, Kristin S. "Poison or Panacea?: Sarah Moore Grimké's Use of the Public Letter." Communication Studies 46 (1995): 73-88.

Waggenspack, Beth M.

The Search for Self-Sovereignty: The Oratory of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. New York: Greenwood P, 1989.

Wagner, Gerard A. "Sojourner Truth: God's Appointed Apostle of Reform." Southern Speech Journal 28 (1962): 123-130.
Watson, Martha. Lives of Their Own: Rhetorical Dimensiions in the Autobiographies of Women Activists. Greenville: U of South Carolina P, 1999.
[Anna Howard Shaw, Frances Willard, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Emma Goldman]
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930. Ed. Katherine Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin.
  State University of New York at Binghamton. 17 August 1999. URL: http://womhist.binghamton.edu/index.html.
Zacharis, John C. "Emmeline Pankhurst: An English Suffragette Influences America." Speech Monographs 38 (1971): 198-206.

Zaeske, Susan.

"The 'Promiscuous Audience' Controversy and the Emergence of the Early Women's Rights Movement." Quarterly Journal of Speech 81 (1995): 191–207.

---. "Signature of Citizenship: The Rhetoric of Women's Antislavery Petitions." Quarterly Journal of Speech 88 (2002): 147-168.