Let Something Good Be Said

Let Something Good Be Said : Speeches and Writings of Frances E. Willard

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The definitive collection of speeches and writings of one of America's most important social reformers Thought to be the most famous woman in America at the time of her death, Frances E. Willard was best known for leading America's largest women's organization (the Woman's Christian Temperance Union), which shaped both domestic and international opinion on major political, economic, and social reform issues. Including Willard's representative speeches and pub-lished writings on everything from temperance and women's rights to the new labor movement and Christian socialism, \u0022Let Something Good Be Said\u0022 is the first volume to collect the messages that inspired a generation of women to activism.show more

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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252032071
  • 9780252032073

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"Gifford and Slagell apply their combined expertise in history, gender studies, and rhetoric to select, edit, annotate, and contextualize 22 excerpts from Frances Willard's speeches and publication, 1874-97. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice "Gifford and Slagell have done an admirable job of choosing works that reflect the evolution and tenor of Willard's thought. . . . Those readers interested in a fine sampling of this important woman's discourse, a sample that illustrates the breadth and depth of her work, could do no better than Gifford and Slagell's anthology of Frances E. Willard's speeches and writings."--Journal of Illinois History "This collection is perfect, offering the best of Willard without over-whelming the reader. The documents chosen illustrate Willard's uncanny political sense and ability to turn a phrase, as well as her personal trajectory through the halls of temperance into the wide arena of national and inter-national reforms." --Mari Jo Buhle, William R. Kenan, Jr. University Professor of American civilization and history, Brown Universityshow more

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