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dc.contributor.advisorRoberts-Miller, Patricia, 1959-en
dc.creatorCoulson, Douglas Marshallen
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-03T21:03:32Zen
dc.date.available2009-09-03T21:03:32Zen
dc.date.issued2009-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2009-05-142en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis 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 “white persons” were eligible for naturalization. Through a close examination of the arguments and evidence in the cases, the report argues that the decisions in the cases were inextricably linked to the the conflict between the British and a rising Hindu nationalism movement in the struggle for Indian independence during the period surrounding World War I, and thereby highlight the significance of a wide variety of group identities to racial identification as the courts in the cases negotiated the boundaries of America’s global identity through the lens of race.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectRhetoricen
dc.subjectRaceen
dc.subjectWhitenessen
dc.subjectIdentityen
dc.subjectNaturalizationen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectPrerequisite Casesen
dc.subjectIndiaen
dc.subjectHinduen
dc.title“The white man’s burden” : rhetorical constructions of race and identity in U.S. naturalization cases from India, 1914-1926en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMurphy, Gretchen, 1971-en
dc.description.departmentEnglishen
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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