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

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Probst, Borislava Borisova
Date of publication of this fulltext: 27 Apr 2015 12:12

Abstract (English)

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 ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

In dieser Studie untersuche ich die Rhetorik und Textpragmatik der Suffragetten und Antisuffragetten in der Debatte über das Frauenwahlrecht in den USA in der Zeit des Progressivismus, also zwischen 1865 und 1919. Mein Fokus liegt hierbei auf die Kommunikationspragmatik der Debatte sowie auf Aspekten der Rhetorik der Suffragetten und der Antisuffragetten. Meine Analyse der suffragetischen und ...


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