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The rhetorical dimension of an apology for slavery.

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dc.contributor.advisor Medhurst, Martin J.
dc.contributor.author Perry, Sam.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Communication Studies. en
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5080
dc.description.abstract This paper will discuss the theoretical and practical applications of an apology for American slavery. It will focus upon former Representative Tony Hall’s 1997 and 2000 request for a congressional apology for slavery. The rhetorical dimensions of the sociopolitical apology in regard to American slavery process will be the primary focus. Three methodologies will be utilized 1) historical materialism, 2) Dialogism, and 3) Living Systems Theory. Each methodology will focus on different aspects of narratives in both African American and European American communities in order to better understand the rhetorical processes that would need to be utilized in order to create a viable and meaningful apology for slavery. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Apologizing. en
dc.subject African Americans -- Civil rights. en
dc.subject United States -- Race relations. en
dc.title The rhetorical dimension of an apology for slavery. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Communication Studies. en


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