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dc.creatorCoulson, Douglas Marshallen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-03T21:03:32Z
dc.date.available2009-09-03T21:03:32Z
dc.date.created2009-05en_US
dc.date.issued2009-09-03T21:03:32Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2009-05-142
dc.descriptiontext
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_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectRhetoricen_US
dc.subjectRaceen_US
dc.subjectWhitenessen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectNaturalizationen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectPrerequisite Casesen_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjectHinduen_US
dc.title“The white man’s burden” : rhetorical constructions of race and identity in U.S. naturalization cases from India, 1914-1926en_US
dc.description.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US


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