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American Rhetorical Movements
since 1900 (COM341)

Note Pages 
Recommended Sources
Guide to MLA Style in Rhetorical Criticism
Movement Chronology
Movement Theory
Labor Portal: Rhetoric of the Labor Movement
State Sovereignty: Travels of an Argument Complex

Assignment Instructions
Short Paper

Related Portal Pages (under construction)
Some of these sites are purely documentary, some are contemporary clearing houses for ongoing social movements, and many are partisan in nature. Enter at your own risk.

General History and Public Address

American Rhetoric
Hypertext on American History
Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Civil Rights before WWII

African American Odyssey--Library of Congress
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Remembering Jim Crow
Documenting the American South
Lynching in America: Statistics, Information, Images
The Booker T. Washington Papers
The Marcus Garvey Papers Project
Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches. American Radioworks Documentary.

Labor, Socialist and Progessive Era

Go to Labor Portal Page

Red Scare, Cold War and Anti-Communism

The Literature & Culture of the American 1950s
FBI Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room--Historical Interest
Civil Rights in the King Years The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches. American Radioworks Documentary.
Brother/Outsider: The Life of Bahard Rustin (PBS Companion Site)
NAACP Online
The Nation of Islam Online
Bobby Seale's Home Page (Black Panther, Chicago Eight)

Culture of Protest/Vietnam

The Sixties Project
Free Speech Movement Archives
The San Francisco Digger Archives
A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law 1965-1971(Virtual Exhibit of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History)

The Chicago Seven Trial. Famous Trials. Ed. Douglas Linder.


Feminist Majority Foundation
Timeline of the Women's Rights Movement
National Museum of Women's History
Votes for Women Pictures 1850-1920
Andrea Dworkin Online Library

Contemporary Progressive Movements

20/20 Vision
American Friends Service Committee (Quaker social justice arm)
Social Democrats USA (claims descent from the Socialist Party)
Democratic Socialists of America (also claims descent from the Socialist Party
Socialist Party USA (also claims descent from the Socialist Party)

Students for a Democratic Society (New SDS)

Contemporary Reactionary Movements

Institute for Historical Review (i.e. "the Holocaust didn't happen")
Council of Conservative Citizens
Constitution Society
DixieNet: The League of the South Website

Texas Nationalist Movement

Selected Primary Texts

Labor Movement

Eugene Debs, Statement to the Court
August Spies, Defense

Origins of Civil Rights

Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Address
Plessy v. Ferguson

W. E. B. DuBois, Niagara Movement Address
W. E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk

Civil Rights since 1950

Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King, Letter from Birmingham Jail

Student Protest

The Port Huron Statement


SNCC Position Paper: Women in the Movement
Ursula K. LeGuin, She Unnames Them