Gender and Rhetorical Space in American Life, 1866-1910

Gender and Rhetorical Space in American Life, 1866-1910

Gender and Rhetorical Space in American Life, 1866-1910

Gender and Rhetorical Space in American Life, 1866-1910

Synopsis

Johnson demonstrates that after the Civil War, non-academic or "parlor" traditions of rhetorical performance helped to sustain the icon of the white middle-class woman as queen of her domestic sphere by promoting a code of rhetorical behavior for women that required the performance of conventional femininity.
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