Women Public Speakers In The United States, 1925-1993

Women Public Speakers In The United States, 1925-1993

by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
     
 

This volume, the second of two companion biographical dictionaries, provides extensive entries on 31 women orators active since 1925. It covers women with distinguished political careers, such as Clare Boothe Luce, Frances Perkins, and Ann Willis Richards; women with important scientific careers, such as Rachel Carson and Helen Broinowski Caldicott; and women with

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This volume, the second of two companion biographical dictionaries, provides extensive entries on 31 women orators active since 1925. It covers women with distinguished political careers, such as Clare Boothe Luce, Frances Perkins, and Ann Willis Richards; women with important scientific careers, such as Rachel Carson and Helen Broinowski Caldicott; and women with religious careers, such as Dorothy Day and Pauli Murray. It includes extraordinary women, such as Helen Keller and Eleanor Roosevelt and women who have been active in the women's movement as well as those, such as Phyllis Schlafly, who have been actively anti-feminist. Each entry provides brief biographical information, focuses on an analysis of the subject's rhetoric, and concludes with information on sources.

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This volume, the second of two companion biographical dictionaries, provides extensive entries on 31 women orators active since 1925, including women with distinguished political, scientific, and religious careers, extraordinary women such as Helen Keller and Eleanor Roosevelt, and women who have been active in the women's movement as well as those who have been actively anti-feminist. Each entry provides brief biographical information, focuses on an analysis of the subject's rhetoric, and concludes with information on sources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313275357
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1994
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

KARLYN KOHRS CAMPBELL is Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech-Communication at the University of Minnesota. She is author of Man Cannot Speak for Her (2 vols.), published by Greenwood Press, and co-author of Deeds Done in Words: Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance. She was one of the first five distinguished scholars named by the Speech Communication Association.

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