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The struggle for authenticity : blues, race, and rhetoric
The concept of authenticity has been central to the human capacity to communicate for over two millennia, and it continues to enjoy wide usage throughout popular culture today. “Authenticity” typically conveys a sense that ...
“The white man’s burden” : rhetorical constructions of race and identity in U.S. naturalization cases from India, 1914-1926
This report examines the rhetorical strategies employed in several judicial cases during the 1920s in which the U.S. government contested the racial eligibility of Hindus for naturalization under a law providing that only ...
The rhetoric of common enemies in the racial prerequisites to naturalized citizenship before 1952
This dissertation examines the rhetorical strategy by which groups unite against common enemies as it appears in a series of judicial cases between 1878 and 1952 deciding whether petitioners for naturalization in the United ...