A rhetorical analysis of selected speeches of Governor George C. Wallace delivered during the 1972 presidential primaries in Florida, Wisconsin, and Michigan

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dc.contributor.advisor Benson, James A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Russell, John T., 1950- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:00Z
dc.date.created 1973 en_US
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1973 .R87 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180683
dc.description.abstract This thesis has analyzed the 1972 campaign rhetoric of Governor George Corley Wallace in the states of Florida, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Following the pentadic method of Kenneth Burke, this writer determined that in his effort to gain the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination, Wallace employed the following primary and secondary strategies: 1) an attempt to convince his listeners that their problems had been created by those who opposed Wallacel 2) an attempt to agitate without providing solutions; and 3) an attempt to divest himself of images which had been linked with him in the past.In addition, this writer made the following conclusions pertaining to Wallace's 1972 rhetoric: 1) there was a subtle attempt to manipulate hecklers; 2) there was an attempt to adapt to the specific audiences; 3) there was an absence of strong elements of reasoning, organization, and arrangement; and 4) the pentadio analysis is a useful and viable form of rhetorical criticism.
dc.format.extent v, 136 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.other Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998. en_US
dc.title A rhetorical analysis of selected speeches of Governor George C. Wallace delivered during the 1972 presidential primaries in Florida, Wisconsin, and Michigan en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/416037 en_US


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