Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1925-1993: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michele M. Zurakowski
  • Catherine M. Orr
  • Lynne Derbyshire
  • Joan Loveridge-sanbonmatsu
  • Christine Oravec
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994


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