Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

“The World Will Little Note”: The Gettysburg Address and Its Many Interpretations in Newspapers, Political Discourse, and Textbooks Since 1863
by Schneider, Phil, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2020, 164; 27957254
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stacy, Jason
Commitee: Alexander, Erik, Fowler, Laura
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: History
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 81/12(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: American history
Keywords: Gettysburg Address, Imagined communities, Lincoln, Textbooks
Publication Number: 27957254
ISBN: 9798645477431
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