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This pioneering collection brings alive the world of public speaking between the American Revolution and the age of the Suffragettes. It presents over seventy speeches by a diverse range of female and male activists, politicians, tribal leaders, fugitive slaves and preachers from both sides of the Atlantic, debating the crucial issues of the day, from socialism and imperialism to slavery and women's suffrage. Complete with detailed notes, introductions, illustrations and suggestions for further reading, it provides a unique introduction to transatlantic history and culture.
|Publication date:||3rd March 2020|
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Categories:||Speeches, Anthologies (non-poetry),|
Tom Wright is Lecturer in English Literature at the School of English, University of SussexMore About Tom Wright