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Articles in Communication and Rhetoric

Andrews, James R. "The Passionate Negation: The Chartist Movement in Rhetorical Perspective." Quarterly Journal of Speech 59 (1973): 196-208.
Berry, Elizabeth. "Emma Goldman: A Study in Female Agitation." Women's Studies in Communication 4 (1981): 32-46.
Brommel, Bernard J. "Eugene V. Debs: The Agitator as Speaker." Central States Speech Journal 20 (1969): 202-214.
---. "The Pacifist Speech-Making of Eugene V. Debs." Quarterly Journal of Speech 52 (1966): 146-154.

Carter, David A.

"The Industrial Workers of the World and the Rhetoric of Song." Quarterly Journal of Speech 66 (1980): 365–374.

Cloud, Dana L. "Null Persona: Race and the Rhetoric of Silence in the Uprising of '34." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 2 (1999): 177-209.
Cobb-Reiley, Linda. "Aliens and Alien Ideas: The Suppression of Anarchists and the Anarchist Press in America, 1901-1914." Journalism History 15 (1988): 50-59.

Cox, J. Robert.

"The Rhetoric of Child-Labor Reform: An Efficacy-Utility Analysis." Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 359–370.

Darsey, James.

"The Legend of Eugene Debs: Prophetic ethos as Radical Argument." Quarterly Journal of Speech 74 (1988): 434-452.

Durham, Frank D. "Anti-Communism, Race, and Structuration: Newspaper Coverage of the Labor and Desegregation Movements in the South, 1932-40 and 1953-61." Journalism & Communication Monographs 4 (2002): 48-107.

Fletcher, Winona L.

"Knight-Errant or Screaming Eagle? E.L. Godkin’s Criticism of Wendell Phillips." Southern Journal of Speech Communication 29 (1964): 214-223.

Fuoss, Kirk W. "Performance as Contestation: An Agonistic Perspective on the Insurgent Assembly." Text & Performance Quarterly 13 (1993): 331-349.
Godfried, Nathan. "Identity, Power, and Local Television: African Americans, Organized Labor, and UHF-TV in Chicago, 1962-1968." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television 22 (2002): 117-134.
Gregg, Nina. "Politics of Identity/Politics of Location: Women Workers Organizing in a Postmodern World." Women's Studies in Communication 16 (1993): 1- .
Hammerback, John C., and Richard J. Jensen. The Rhetorical Career of Cesar Chavez. College Station: Texas A&M UP, 1998.

Harrison, John M.

"Finley Peter Dunne and the Progressive Movement." Journalism Quarterly 44 (1967): 475–481.

Hayworth, Daniel "Samuel Gompers, Orator." Quarterly Journal of Speech 22 (1936): 578-581.

Hong, Nathaniel.

"Constructing the Anarchist Beast in American Periodical Literature, 1880–1903." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 9 (1992): 110–130.

Ilkka, R. J.

"Rhetorical Dramatization in the Development of American Communism." Quarterly Journal of Speech 63 (1977): 413–427.

Lee, R., and J. Andrews. "A Story of Rhetorical-Ideological Transformation: Eugene V. Debs as Liberal Hero." Quarterly Journal of Speech 77 (1991): 20-37.
Lumsden, Linda L. "Anarchy Meets Feminism: A Gender Analysis of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth,1906-1915." American Journalism 24 (2007): 31-54.
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.
---. "'Rights as Well as Duties': The Rhetoric of Leonora O'Reilly." Communication Quarterly 42 (1994): 196-205.
McMillan, Gloria. "Keeping the Conversation Going: Jane Addams' Rhetorical Strategies in 'A Modern Lear'." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 32 (2002): 61-75.
Papa, Lee. "'We Gotta Make Up Our Minds': Waiting for Lefty, Workers' Theatre Performance and Audience Identification." Text & Performance Quarterly 19 (1999): 57-73.
Rich, Andrea L. and Smith, Arthur Lee. Rhetoric of Revolution: Samuel Adams, Emma Goldman, Malcolm X. Durham, NC: Moore Pub. Co., 1970.
Rothman, Richard M. "A Case Study in Critical-Historical Research: Effects of a Mythical Speech."[John L. Lewis] Speech Monographs 34 (1967): 95-97.

Ryan, Susan M.

"’Rough Ways and Rough Work’": Jacob Riis, Social Reform, and the Rhetoric of Benevolent Violence." American Transcendental Quarterly 11 (1997): 191–….

Sevitch, Benjamin. "The Rhetoric of Paternalism: Elbert H. Gary's Arguments for the Twelve-hour Day." Western Speech 35/1 (1971): 15-23.
Sillars, Malcolm O. "The Rhetoric of the Petition in Boots." Speech Monographs 39 (1972): 92-104.

Silvestri, Vito N.

"Emma Goldman, Enduring Voice of Anarchism." Communication Quarterly 17 (1969): 20–25.

Solomon, Martha. "Ideology as Rhetorical Constraint: The Anarchist Agitation of 'Red Emma' Goldman." Quarterly Journal of Speech 74 (1988): 184-200.

Stewart, Charles J.

"The Internal Rhetoric of the Knights of Labor." Communication Studies 42 (1991): 67–82.

Tonn, Mari Boor. "Militant Motherhood: Labor's Mary Harris "Mother" Jones." Quarterly Journal of Speech 82 (1996): 1-21.

 Tonn, Mari Boor, and Mark S. Kuhn..

 "Co-constructed Oratory: Speaker-Audience Interaction in the Labor Union Oratory of Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones." Text and Performance Quarterly 13 (1993): 313–330.

Triece, Mary E. "Appealing to the 'Intelligent Worker': Rhetorical Reconstitution and the Influence of Firsthand Experience in the Rhetoric of Leonora O'Reilly." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 33/2 (2003): 5-24.
---. Protest & Popular Culture: Women in the U.S. Labor Movement, 1894-1917. Boulder, CO: Westview P, 2001.

History and Biography

Avrich, Paul. The Haymarket Tragedy. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1984.
Morgan, H. Wayne. Eugene V. Debs: Socialist for President. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 1962.
Salvatore, Nick. Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1982.

Smith, Carl.

Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995.

Primary Texts

Constantine, J. Robert.

Gentle Rebel: Letters of Eugene V. Debs. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1995.

Goldman, Emma.

Red Emma Speaks; Selected Writings and Speeches. Ed. Alix Kates Shulman. New York: Random House, 1972.

Riis, Jacob.

How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. Hypertext Edition: David Phillips, ed. Yale University. Program in American Studies, 1995. URL: http://www.cis.yale.edu/amstud/inforev/riis/title.html. Accessed 2/22/00.





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