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Dialectic of the enlightenment in America: the woman suffrage debate 1865-1919

  title={Dialectic of the enlightenment in America: the woman suffrage debate 1865-1919},
  author={B. Probst},
This study deals with the rhetorics and the pragmatics of communication of the suffragists and the anti-suffragists in the debate on the women’s right to vote in the U.S.A during the Progressive Era, 1865-1919. My analysis of the suffragists and anti-suffragists rhetoric is centered on three aspects. Their respective self-understanding, their understanding of rights and liberalism as well as of progress of reason. I use texts from famous suffragists and anti-suffragists to illustrate these… Expand

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