Voices of Southern radicalism: prophetic voices, agrarian consciousness, and the fight for human welfare

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dc.contributor Beidler, Philip D.
dc.contributor Harris, Trudier
dc.contributor Schneider, Stephen A.
dc.contributor White, Heather Cass
dc.contributor.advisor Niiler, Lucas P.
dc.contributor.author Chandler, Erin T.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-26T14:22:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-26T14:22:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001887
dc.identifier.other Chandler_alatus_0004D_11848
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2983
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This dissertation uses archival research to explore the rhetorical influence of the Southern Social Gospel Prophets. The project focuses on the outgrowth of radicalism that occurred from the Vanderbilt University Campus, specifically the classroom of Professor Alva Taylor. I analyze the radical prophetic rhetoric of Taylor and his students, which was a response to the environment created by the Vanderbilt Agrarians. This discourse of radicalism urged Southerners to be open to social growth and a new version of Americanism grounded in Christian social theory instead of Old South ideals. The importance of this study is twofold: first, it establishes the importance of radical Southern discourse as a precursor to the more widely recognized Civil Rights rhetorics of the 1950s and 1960s; and second, it answers the call of social movement theorists to include the vernacular rhetoric of place in historiographical studies.
dc.format.extent 125 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 Rhetoric
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.title Voices of Southern radicalism: prophetic voices, agrarian consciousness, and the fight for human welfare
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of English
etdms.degree.discipline English
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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