He kept us out of war: narrative of Woodrow Wilson's war rhetoric, 1916-1918

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dc.contributor Frederickson, Kari A
dc.contributor.advisor Bennett, Beth Susan
dc.contributor.advisor Black, Jason Edward
dc.contributor.author Lorick, William Clifton
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:45:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:45:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000684
dc.identifier.other LorickJR_alatus_0004M_10860
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1189
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Woodrow Wilson is a storied figure in the literature of rhetorical scholarship, as he stands as one of the first practitioners of the Rhetorical Presidency. Through his ability to speak directly through the people and circumvent the power of the United States Congress to a large extent, Wilson was able to bring the country to the support of a war that many of them disagreed with. He did this largely through the ideograph of exceptionalism, reminding the United States citizenry that theirs was a history blessed by God to go forth and prosper. His ability to use the rhetoric affectively directly led to his ability to garner support for the war. Further analysis of Wilson's speeches is required so as to better understand his overall use of the ideograph of exceptionalism throughout his entire presidency. By analyzing a larger body of discourse, it will soon become apparent whether he used the ideograph for other purposes. Future studies can also test parallels between past and future discourse, and look to drawn lines of similarities throughout the decades.
dc.format.extent 114 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.subject.other History
dc.title He kept us out of war: narrative of Woodrow Wilson's war rhetoric, 1916-1918
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Communication Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Communication Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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