In the nineteenth century, women were not expected to speak out in public and the few who gave speeches in public for a living were often castigated for breaking the social norms of piety, submission and domesticity. There were a few women orators early in the nineteenth century who could break out of that mold and be successful. One of the earliest of them was Mary Cole Walling who spoke out for universal suffrage during the chaotic years of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.
Author: Walling, M. [Mary] C. [Cole] Mrs.
Title: Important Speech of Mrs. M.C. Walling on Reconstruction and Universal Suffrage, Delivered in the U.S. Senate, May 10, 1866
Publisher: [Washington? D.C.] : [publisher not identified]
Date of Publication: [1866?]
The Civil War Book Review, a quarterly journal published by the LSU Libraries' Special Collections Division, has released its Spring 2017 Issue at www.cwbr.com.
Welcome to the CWBR’s Spring 2017 issue. This issue’s feature reviews cover a wide range of topics that include the Atlantic slave trade, New England Brahmins, prison escapes, and popular memory.