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Voices of Democracy Journal Volume 14

Warren G. Harding, “Address of the President of the United States at the Celebration of the Semicentennial of the Founding of the City of Birmingham, Alabama” (26 October 1921)

Trevor Parry-Giles, University of Maryland and the National Communication Association

William H. Lawson, California State University, East Bay

pp. 1-17


Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” (21 May 1922)

Eric C. Miller, Bloomberg University of Pennsylvania

pp. 18-31


Robert H. Jackson, “Opening Statement at the International Military Tribunal” (21 November 1945)

Theresa A. Donofrio, Coe College

pp. 32-58