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- Main Title Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1854 "Address to the Legislature of New York" and the Paradox of Social Reform Rhetoric
Author: Skinnell, RyanCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas; Arizona State University
Name: Taylor & FrancisPlace of Publication: [New York, New York]
- Creation: 2010
- Physical Description: 24 p.
- Content Description: Article on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1854 "Address to the Legislature of New York."
- Named Person: Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
- Keyword: social reform
- Keyword: rhetoric
- Keyword: dominant classes
- Journal: Rhetoric Review, 2010, New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 129-144
- Publication Title: Rhetoric Review
- Volume: 29
- Issue: 2
- Page Start: 129
- Page End: 144
- Peer Reviewed: True
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of Arts and SciencesCode: UNTCAS
- Rights Access: public
- DOI: 10.1080/07350191003613419
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc146585
- Academic Department: English
- Display Note: 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
- Display Note: 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.