Brown Bag Rhetoric of the "Lady Emancipators": The Woman-Slave Analogy in Nineteenth-Century Social Reform 7 September 2012.Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Ana Stevenson, University of Queensland

During the nineteenth century, the woman-slave analogy became an important rhetorical strategy for the women involved in social reform, gaining particular significance in the women's rights and women's suffrage movements.  This presentation seeks to investigate how the woman-slave analogy was used when discussing the social, legal and political status of nineteenth-century women.