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Lives of their own : rhetorical dimensions in autobiographies of women activists

Author: Martha Watson
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [1999]
Series: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lives of Their Own explores how five exceptional turn-of-the-century women crafted autobiographies that became compelling, persuasive models for the women of their generation. Although Frances Willard, Anna Howard Shaw, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Emma Goldman, and Mary Church Terrell were not among the first women to cut a path into the mainstream of American life or the only women of their era to lead movements for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watson, Martha, 1941-
Lives of their own.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607130864
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Watson
ISBN: 1570032009 9781570032004
OCLC Number: 38055838
Description: x, 149 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Autobiographies as persuasion --
The nature of autobiography --
Emma Goldman as a liberated woman --
Frances Willard as protector of the home --
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Anna Howard Shaw as womanly leaders --
Mary Church Terrell as a colored woman in a white world --
When and where I enter.
Series Title: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Responsibility: Martha Watson.

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Explores how five turn-of-the-century women - Frances Willard, Anna Howard Shaw, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Emma Goldman and Mary Church Terrell - crafted autobiographies that became persuasive models  Read more...

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