American Women Speak [2 Volumes]: An Encyclopedia And Document Collection Of Women's Oratory
American Women Speak [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection of Women's Oratory
This A-to-Z compendium explores more than 150 American women activists from colonial times to the present, examining their backgrounds and the focus of their activism, and provides examples of their speeches.
• Covers issues from 1637 to 2015, representing minority perspectives and speeches
• Surveys oration as a means of enlightening the public on the needs of the poor, disenfranchised, undereducated, and underemployed females
• Introduces less familiar activists, such as Samantha Power and Ai-jen Poo
• Includes illustrations; a timeline; an appendix of significant speeches identified by title, date, setting, and topic; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources
"Snodgrass's volume answers the need for primary sources and presents an avenue for quickly finding material that is missing from most high school and college textbooks. An excellent option for libraries supporting high school or undergraduate students studying American history." - Library Journal
"An excellent resource for college collections, American Women Speak is suitable for high school libraries, as well, and provides a wealth of quotable material for educators at those levels." - Booklist, Starred Review
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