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CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Working Women in(to) Rhetorical History 3 JESSICAENOCHANDDAVIDGOLD 1. Republicanism, Religiosity, and the Rhetoric of Women’s Labor Reform in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1830–1850 17 AMYJ.WAN 2. From Slave to Seamstress: Elizabeth Keckley’s Rhetoric of Emotional Labor 31 PATTYWILDE 3. Louisa May Alcott’s Work: A New True Working Woman 42 NANCYMYERS 4. “Opulent Friendships,” Rhetorical Emulation, and Belletristic Instruction at Leache-Wood Seminary 56 PAMELAVANHAITSMA 5. Resituating Rhetorical Failure: The Case of Nineteenth-Century Metallurgist Carrie Everson 69 SARAHHALLENBECK vi 6. Professional Proof: Arguing for Women Photographers at the Fin de Siècle 84 KRISTIES.FLECKENSTEIN 7. Making Use of the Mundane: The Women’s Trade Union League’s Fight to Give Working Women a Voice 102 MARYBETHPODER 8. Figuring Vice: Sex, Women, and Work in Kate Waller Barrett’s Exhibitionist Rhetoric 116 HEATHERBROOKADAMSANDJASONBARRETT-FOX 9. Bodies of Praise: Epideictic Figures in the Independent Woman 130 RISAAPPLEGARTH 10. To Labor with Dignity: Alberta Hunter’s Respectability and Resistance Rhetoric 144 CORETTAM.PITTMAN 11. Profiting from Rhetorical Domesticity: Fashion Magnate Nell Donnelly Reed’s Discursive Seams, 1916–1956 158 JANEGREER vii 12. Babe Didrikson Zaharias’s Rhetorical Branding: When It’s Not Enough to Be the World’s Greatest Woman Athlete 172 LISAJ.SHAVER 13. In Rosie’s Shadow: World War II Recruitment Rhetoric and Women’s Work in Public Memory 186 MICHELLESMITH 14. “Other Peoples’ Kitchens”: Invisible Labor and Militant Voice during the Early Cold War 209 JENNIFERKEOHANE 15. Gossard Girls Are Good Girls: Labor Activism at a 1949 Garment Factory Strike 224 CARLYS.WOODSANDKRISTENLUCAS Notes 239 Works Cited 251 Contributors 277 Index 283 ...


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