This thesis examines the ways in which the Gettysburg Address has been interpreted and applied in three separate forms of communication over the past one-hundred and fifty years: newspapers, political speeches, and U.S. history textbooks. The author’s analyses of the three mediums relies upon various conceptual frameworks, including the mutually beneficial feedback of newspapers to their readers, the imagined nations of political discourse, and the combination of imagined nations and their production of mimetic capital.
|Commitee:||Alexander, Erik, Fowler, Laura|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 81/12(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Gettysburg Address, Imagined communities, Lincoln, Textbooks|
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