Womens Rights to 1920: Rhetorical Sources

This page includes a comprehensive list of articles in rhetorical theory, history and criticism regarding Women's Rights, up through 1920. Selective books and articles are from other disciplines.

List of Sources

Women's Rights Sources

Apodaca, Clair. "Measuring Women's Economic and Social Rights Achievement." Human Rights Quarterly 20.1 (1998): 139-72.

Aslanian, Artour. "The Use of Rhetoric in Anti-Suffrage and Anti-Feminist Publications." LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University 2 (2013): 110-129.

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.

Chng, Huang Hoon. Separate and Unequal: Judicial Rhetoric and Women’s Rights. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2002.

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.

Davis, Sue. "The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's Rights and the American Political Traditions". New York: New York U Press, 2010. Print.

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.

Galewski, Elizabeth. "The Strange Case for Women's Capacity to Reason: Judith Sargent Murray's Use of Irony in 'On the Equality of the Sexes' (1790)." Quarterly Journal of Speech 93/1 (2007): 84-108.

Gibson, Katie L. "Judicial Rhetoric and Women's "Place": The United States Supreme Court's Darwinian Defense of Separate Spheres." Western Journal Of Communication 71, no. 2 (April 2007): 159-175.

Gougeon, Len. "Emerson and the Woman Question: the Evolution of his Thought." New England Quarterly 71 (1998): 570-571.

Gussman, Deborah. "Republican Rhetoric and Subversity: Speaking for White Women and American Indians in the 1820s. Professing Rhetoric : Selected Papers From the 2000 Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Eds. Frederick J.Antczak, Cinda Coggins,and Geoffrey D. Klinger. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2005. 37-44.

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 History35 (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.

Hayden, Wendy. "'Audacia Dangereyes': Appropriate Speech and the 'Immodest' Woman Speaker of the Comstock Era." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42/5 (2012): 450-471.

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.

Lewis, Tiffany. "The Mountaineering and Wilderness Rhetorics of Washington Woman Suffragists." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 21, no. 2 (Summer2018 2018): 279-315.

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.

Mieder. Wolfgang . “These Are the Times that Try Women's Souls": The Proverbial Rhetoric for Women’s Rights by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.” In Right Makes Might : Proverbs and the American Worldview. 63–99. Indiana University Press, 2019.

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.

Nelson, Jennifer. Women of color and the reproductive rights movement. New York: New York University Press, 2003.

Palczewski, Catherine H. "The Male Madonna and the Feminine Uncle Sam: Visual Arguments, Icons, and Ideographs in 1909 Anti-Woman Suffrage Postcards." Quarterly Journal of Speech 91/4 (2005): 365-394.

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.

Poirot, Kristan. "(Un)Making Sex, Making Race: Nineteenth-Century Liberalism, Difference, and the Rhetoric of Elizabeth Cady Stanton." Quarterly Journal of Speech 96/2 (2010): 185-208.

Ratliff, Krista. Anglo-American Feminists: Challenges to the Rhetorical Tradition. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press , 1996.

Ray, Angela G. "The Rhetorical Ritual of Citizenship: Women's Voting as Public Performance, 1868-1875." Quarterly Journal of Speech 93/1 (2007): 1-26.

Ray, Angela G., and Cindy Koenig Richards. "Inventing Citizens, Imagining Gender Justice: The Suffrage Rhetoric of Virginia and Francis Minor." Quarterly Journal of Speech 93/4 (2007): 375-402.

Sanchez-Eppler, Karen. Touching Liberty : Abolition, Feminism, and the Politics of the Body. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.

Sharer, Wendy. "Rhetorical Education for Political Action: The League of Women Voters and the Subversion of Political Parties in the1920s." Professing Rhetoric : Selected Papers From the 2000 Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Eds. Frederick J.Antczak, Cinda Coggins,and Geoffrey D. Klinger. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2005. 45-52.

Skinner, Carolyn. "Medical Discovery as Suffrage Justification in Mary Putnam Jacobi’s 1894 New York Campaign Rhetoric." Advances In The History Of Rhetoric 19, no. 3 (September 2016): 251-275.

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.

Walls, Elizabeth MacLeod. “‘A Little Afraid of the Women of Today’: The Victorian New Woman and the Rhetoric of British Modernism.” Rhetoric Review 21, no. 3 (July 2002): 229. doi:10.1207/S15327981RR2103_2.

Watson, Martha. Lives of Their Own: Rhetorical Dimensiions in the Autobiographies of Women Activists. Greenville: U of South Carolina P, 1999.

Winderman, Emily. "S(anger) Goes Postal in The Woman Rebel: Angry Rhetoric as a Collectivizing Moral Emotion." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 17/3 (2014): 381-420.

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.

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