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 19

Theodore Parker, “The Transient and Permanent in Christianity,” (19 May 1841)

by Eric C. Miller, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

pp. 1-12


Barry M. Goldwater, “1964 Republican Nomination Acceptance Speech,” (16 July 1964)

by Carl R. Burgchardt, Colorado State University

pp. 13-28


Richard M. Nixon, “The Great Silent Majority,” (13 November 1969)

by J. Michael Hogan, Penn State University

pp. 29-43