Voices of Democracy publishes an online, refereed, blind-reviewed journal of original scholarship focusing on the study of U.S. oratory. These essays are also included in the Curriculum Units, along with an authenticated text of the speech and other teaching-learning materials. See Guidelines for Unit Preparation.

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Voices of Democracy Journal Volume 17

Eugene Debs, “The Issue,” (16 May 1908)

by Margaret D. Zulick and Andrew Leslie, Wake Forest University

pp. 1-11


Huey P. Long, “Every Man A King,” (23 February 1934)

by J. Michael Hogan, Penn State University, and Glen Williams, Southeast Missouri State

pp. 12-35


Jimmy Carter, “Crisis of Confidence,” (15 July 1979)

by Christopher Bondi, Butler County Community College

pp. 36-50