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 15: Suffrage Centennial Issue

Victoria C. Woodhull, ‘”And the Truth Shall Make You Free,’ A Speech on the Principles of Social Freedom,” (20 November 1871)

E. Brooke Phipps, University of Maryland

pp. 1-18


Clelia Duel Mosher, “The Relation of Health to the Woman Movement” (16 May 1915)

Lisa Shawn Hogan, Independent Scholar

pp. 19-33


Bella Abzug, “Women and the Fate of the Earth” (17 March 1990)

Skye de Saint Felix, University of Maryland

pp. 34-47