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Vote and voice : women's organizations and political literacy, 1915-1930

Author: Wendy B Sharer
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2004.
Series: Studies in rhetorics and feminisms.
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"Vote and Voice: Women's Organizations and Political Literacy, 1915-1930 is the first book-length study to address the writing and speaking practices of members of women's political organizations in the decade after the suffrage movement. During those years, women still did not have power within deliberative and administrative organs of politics, despite their recent enfranchisement. Because they were largely absent
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Sharer, Wendy B.
Vote and voice.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2004
(OCoLC)655246506
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy B Sharer
ISBN: 0809325888 9780809325887 9780809327508 0809327503
OCLC Number: 54685830
Description: xiv, 218 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Before suffrage : rhetorical practices of civic engagement --
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom : rhetorical practices of a new internationalism --
"We must make enormous propaganda" : the WILPF and public opinion for peace --
Seeking full measure : the League of Women Voters and partisan political communication --
Rhetorical education for political influence : the LWV and political literacy --
Learning from the strategies and struggles of the LWV and WILPF.
Series Title: Studies in rhetorics and feminisms.
Responsibility: Wendy B. Sharer.
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Explores the rhetorical and pedagogical practices through which two prominent post suffrage organizations - the League of Women Voters and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom -  Read more...

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"Sharer's in-depth scholarship is superb; she has immersed herself in primary sources of the 1920s and 1930s and skillfully uses contemporary theory of rhetoric and composition to interpret it." - Read more...

 
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