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American Women Speak : An Encyclopedia and Document Collection of Women's Oratory (Hardcover) (Mary
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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