Man Cannot Speak For Her

Man Cannot Speak For Her

by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
     
 

"The right to cast a ballot from a feminine hand occupied the attention and efforts of hundreds of women for more than a century in the U.S. In these two volumes Campbell (University of Minnesota) provides a basic understanding of two processes: the development of the rhetoric used by the women who argued for equal rights, and the constraints and sanctions applied to… See more details below

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"The right to cast a ballot from a feminine hand occupied the attention and efforts of hundreds of women for more than a century in the U.S. In these two volumes Campbell (University of Minnesota) provides a basic understanding of two processes: the development of the rhetoric used by the women who argued for equal rights, and the constraints and sanctions applied to those women who affronted the norms of society's expectation that true women were seldom seen and never spoke in public. The first volume lays the foundation for the analysis of rhetorical style and content by its fine introduction and by a succession of chapters organized chronologically, with biographical sketches and excerpts from speeches. It includes a chapter specifically addressed to issues of sex, race, and class faced by African American women. Volume 2 is not a continuation of the first, but contains the texts on which the first volume is based. The biographical and historical sections are gracefully written and well organized, but the greatest value of the set lies in the actual words of the feminist leaders and Campbell's skillfull analyses. Every women's studies program must have this available. Upper-division undergraduates and above." Choice

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313256493
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/25/1989
Series:
Contributions in Women's Studies Series, #10
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Struggle for the Right to Speak

Responding to Opposition Based on Theology: Proposing a Single Moral Standard

Women's Rights Conventions: Ideological Crucibles

A Movement in Transition: The Debate of 1860

Adapting to Males: Addressing State Legislators

Seeking a Judicial Route to Suffrage: Anthony in Behalf of Herself

Social Feminism: Frances Willard, "Feminine Feminist"

The Humanistic Underpinnings of Feminism: "The Solitude of Self"

The Heavy Burdens of Afro-American Women: Sex, Race, and Class

The Coming of Woman Suffrage: The Orator, the Organizer, and the Agitator

After Woman Suffrage

Index

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