Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1854 "Address to the Legislature of New York" and the Paradox of Social Reform Rhetoric

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Article on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1854 "Address to the Legislature of New York."

Creator(s): Skinnell, Ryan
Creation Date: 2010
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Skinnell, Ryan

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Publisher Name: Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication: [New York, New York]
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  • Creation: 2010
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Article on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1854 "Address to the Legislature of New York."

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Department: English
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This is the author manuscript version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Rhetoric Review © 2010 Taylor & Francis; Rhetoric Review is available online; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07350191003613419

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton is widely regarded as one of the most important women's rights orators of the nineteenth century. She is credited with opening new rhetorical spaces for women through brilliant rhetorical appeals. In her 1854 speech to the Legislature of New York, however, her brilliant rhetorical appeals were also appeals to the racist, classist, and paternalistic biases of her white male audience. A paradox of social reform is the need to simultaneously assert difference and sameness with the dominant classes, and Cady Stanton's efforts to negotiate this paradox ultimately reinforced the social hierarchy she hoped to undermine.

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24 p.

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Keyword(s): social reform | rhetoric | dominant classes
Source: Rhetoric Review, 2010, New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 129-144
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • DOI: 10.1080/07350191003613419 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc146585
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Publication Title: Rhetoric Review
Volume: 29
Issue: 2
Page Start: 129
Page End: 144
Peer Reviewed: Yes