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VOD Journal-Volume 11 (2016)

  Robert F. Kennedy, “Statement on the Death of Reverend Martin Luther King, Rally in Indianapolis, Indiana” (4 APRIL 1968) and Robert F. Kennedy, “Remarks at the Cleveland City Club” (5 APRIL 1968) by Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury and Cole A. Crouch, pp. 1-24 Drury and Crouch Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Resources Ella Baker, “Address […]

VOD Journal-Volume 10 (2015)

Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Remarks on the Release of the 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report,” (14 June 2010) Karrin Vasby Anderson, Colorado State University pp. 1-19 Vasby Anderson Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Ronald Reagan, “Remarks at a Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day,” Pointe du Hoc, France (6 June 1984) Ronald […]

Clarence Darrow, “Plea for Leopold and Loeb” (22, 23, and 25 August, 1924)

Rohini S. Singh University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign Abstract: When teenagers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb went to trial  after  killing  an  acquaintance  “for  the  thrill  of  it,”  their  lawyer,  Clarence  Darrow,  delivered  a  twelve  hour  summation  over  three  days  to  save  his  clients  from  the  hangman’s  noose.  Darrow  used  three  strategies of transformation to invert prevailing concepts of justice and crime. Through  such  reversals,  he  deflected  criminal  culpability  from  his  clients  to  their  upbringing, the prosecutors, and the legal system itself. Keywords:  Clarence  Darrow,  Leopold‐Loeb  […]

VOD Journal-Volume 9 (2014)

Clarence Darrow, “Plea for Leopold and Loeb” (22, 23, and 25 August, 1924) Rohini S. Singh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pp. 1-22 Darrow Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit John F. Kennedy, “Address: ‘The President And The Press” (27 April 1961) Amy L. Heyse, California State University, Long Beach Katie L. Gibson, Colorado State University pp. 23-40 JFK, Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Lyndon Baines Johnson, “Withdrawl […]

Pope Francis and Dorothy Day

On September 24, 2015, Pope Francis I addressed a joint session of the United States Congress.  He was the first pope to ever do so, and his remarks came as part of a six-day visit to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia.  The text and video of Pope Francis’ remarks can be found here.  […]

Heather Brook Adams

Voices of Democracy Volume 4 (2009) Eleanor Roosevelt: “Address By Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt—The Chicago Civil Liberties Committee” (14 March 1940) pp. 60-82 Adams Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Tim Barney

Voices of Democracy Volume 3 (2008) Adlai E. Stevenson: “A New America,” “Acceptance Address at the Democratic National Convention” (17 August 1956): pp. 182-204 Barney Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

VOD Journal-Volume 8 (2013)

Horace Mann, “The Necessity of Education in a Republican Government,” (Fall 1839) Michael J. Steudeman, University of Maryland pp. 1-22 Steudeman Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “The Solitude of Self,” (18 January 1892) Lisa Shawn Hogan, Pennsylvania State University pp. 23-41 Hogan Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit John L. Lewis, […]

Ashley Barrett

Voices of Democracy Volume 4 (2009) Lyndon B. Johnson: “Let Us Continue” (27 November 1963) pp. 97-119 Barrett Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Patricia Bizzell

Voices of Democracy Volume 1 (2006) Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel: “Religion and Race” (14 January 1963) pp. 1-14 Bizzell Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 2 (2007) William Apess: “Eulogy on King Philip” (26 January 1836) pp. 79-98 Bizzell Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Diane M. Blair

Voices of Democracy Volume 3 (2008) Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: “For the Equal Rights Amendment” (10 August 1970) pp. 50-62 Blair Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Jason Edward Black

Voices of Democracy Volume 3 (2008) Kicking Bear: “Address at the Council Meeting of the Hunkpapa Sioux,” Great Sioux Reservation (9 October 1890) pp. 34-49 Black Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 6 (2011) Harvey Milk, “You’ve Got to Have Hope,” 24 June 1977 Jason Edward Black & Charles E. Morris […]

Denise M. Bostdorff

Voices of Democracy Volume 4 (2009) Harry S. Truman: “Special Message to the Congress on Greece and Turkey: The Truman Doctrine” (12 March 1947) pp. 1-22 Bostdorff Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Maegan Parker Brooks

Voices of Democracy Volume 6 (2011) Fannie Lou Hamer, “We’re On Our Way,” (September 1964) Davis W. Houck & Maegan Parker Brooks pp. 21-43 Houck/Brooks Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Paul Fessler

Voices of Democracy Volume 2 (2007) Ronald Reagan: “Address to the National Association of Evangelicals” (“Evil Empire Speech”) (8 March 1983) pp. 26-49 Fessler Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Sandra L. French

Voices of Democracy Volume 2 (2007) Bill Gates: “Keynote Address to the Creating Digital Dividends Conference” (18 October 2000) pp. 227-243 French Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Mary K. Haman

Voices of Democracy Volume 2 (2007) Mother Jones: “Speech at a Public Meeting on the Steps of the Capitol Charleston, West Virginia” (15 August 1912) pp. 210-226 Haman Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

J. Michael Hogan

Voices of Democracy Volume 1 (2006) Woodrow Wilson: “The Pueblo Speech” (25 September 1919) pp. 59-82 Hogan Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 2 (2007) George H. W. Bush: “Speech at Penn State University” (23 September 1992) J. Michael Hogan & Sara Ann Mehltretter pp. 126-151 Hogan/Mehltretter Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD […]

Lisa Shawn Hogan

Voices of Democracy Volume 1 (2006) Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “Our Girls” (Winter 1880) pp. 104-117 Hogan Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 2 (2007) Gloria Steinem: “Living the Revolution” (31 May 1970) pp. 66-78 Hogan Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 8 (2014) Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “The […]

Andrew P. Hogue

Voices of Democracy Volume 3 (2008) George H. W. Bush: “A Whole Europe, A Free Europe” (31 May 1989) pp. 205-221 Hogue Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Davis W. Houck

Voices of Democracy Volume 6 (2011) Fannie Lou Hamer, “We’re On Our Way,” (September 1964) Davis W. Houck & Maegan Parker Brooks pp. 21-43 Houck/Brooks Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Brandon Inabinet

Voices of Democracy Volume 1 (2006) Albert J. Beveridge: “March of the Flag” (16 September 1898) pp. 148-164 Inabinet Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Susan C. Jarratt

Voices of Democracy Journal Volume 1 (2006) George W. Bush: “Graduation Speech at West Point” (1 June 2002) pp. 83-103 Jarratt Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Richard J. Jensen

Voices of Democracy Volume 6 (2011) Cesar Chavez, “Nomination Address for Governor Jerry Brown,” (14 July 1976) pp. 44-62 Jensen Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp

Voices of Democracy Volume 1 (2006) Maria W. Miller Stewart: “Lecture Delivered at Franklin Hall” (21 September 1832) pp. 15-42 Jorgensen-Earp Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 1 (2007) Mabel Vernon: “The Picketing Campaign Nears Victory” (7 December 1917) pp. 1-25 Jorgensen-Earp Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

James J. Kimble

Voices of Democracy Volume 3 (2008) Franklin D. Roosevelt: “1941 State of the Union Address” (“The Four Freedoms”) (6 January 1941) pp. 63-82 Kimble Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Una Kimokeo-Goes

Voices of Democracy Volume 5 (2010) Theodore Roosevelt: “Free Silver, Trusts, and the Philippines” (7 September 1900) pp. 57-71 Kimokeo-Goes Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Shirley Wilson Logan

Voices of Democracy Volume 1 (2006) Frances E. W. Harper: “Woman’s Political Future” (20 May 1893) pp. 43-58 Logan Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 2 (2007) Ida B. Wells: “Lynch Law in All Its Phases” (13 February 1893) pp. 50-65 Logan Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Steve Martin

Voices of Democracy Volume 8 (2014) John L. Lewis, “Speech at The Fifty-Fifth Annual Convention Of The American Federation Of Labor,” (16 October 1935) pp. 42-61 Martin Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Sara Ann Mehltretter

Voices of Democracy Volume 1 (2006) Dorothy Day: “Union Square Speech” (6 November 1965) pp. 165-186 Mehltretter Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 2 (2007) George H. W. Bush: “Speech at Penn State University” (23 September 1992) J. Michael Hogan & Sara Ann Mehltretter pp. 126-151 Hogan/Mehltretter Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD […]

Eric C. Miller

Voices of Democracy Volume 7 (2012) Patrick Buchanan, “Culture War Speech: Address to the Republican National Convention,” (17 August 1992) pp. 47-59 Miller Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Charles E. Morris III

Voices of Democracy Volume 6 (2011) Harvey Milk, “You’ve Got to Have Hope,” 24 June 1977 Jason Edward Black & Charles E. Morris III pp. 63-82 Black/Morris Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Joseph Clayton Packer

Voices of Democracy Volume 4 (2009) George W. Bush: “An Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People” (20 September 2001) Sarah E. Spring & Joseph Clayton Packer pp. 120-131 Spring/Packer Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Shawn J. Parry-Giles

Voices of Democracy Volume 1 (2006) pp. 118-129 Parry-Giles Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 2 (2007) John F. Kerry: “Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Speech Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations” (22 April 1971) pp. 99-125 Parry-Giles Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 3 […]

Garth E. Pauley

Voices of Democracy Volume 3 (2008) Lyndon B. Johnson: “We Shall Overcome” (15 March 1965) pp. 17-33 Pauley Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit Voices of Democracy Volume 5 (2010) John Lewis: “Speech at the March on Washington” (28 August 1963) pp. 18-36 Pauley Intrepretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit

Michael Phillips-Anderson

Voices of Democracy Volume 7 (2012) Sojourner Truth, “Address at the Woman’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio,” (29 May 1851) pp. 21-46 Phillips-Anderson Interpretive Essay [PDF] VOD Teaching Unit