Project Type

Research Panel

Start Date

11-4-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2017 3:15 PM

Description

To understand Governor George Wallace of Alabama, one has to look back at his watershed moment. The 1958 election for governor. From there, one can attempt to explain how Wallace became a figure of tragedy (by his own doing though) and how he had to sell his soul for the governorship. After understanding what made George Wallace tick, I shall move into his inaugural speech in 1963. By explaining this fiery speech through ideological criticism, one will be able to better comprehend the subtleties of both the man and the times. The bulk of the ideological criticism will be on the symbol and idea of the Lost Cause and naturally following that, coded language. From there, an analysis of his use of freedom and faith as a rallying call for white Southerners everywhere.

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Apr 11th, 2:00 PM Apr 11th, 3:15 PM

An Analysis of George Wallace and his First Inaugural Address as Governor of Alabama

To understand Governor George Wallace of Alabama, one has to look back at his watershed moment. The 1958 election for governor. From there, one can attempt to explain how Wallace became a figure of tragedy (by his own doing though) and how he had to sell his soul for the governorship. After understanding what made George Wallace tick, I shall move into his inaugural speech in 1963. By explaining this fiery speech through ideological criticism, one will be able to better comprehend the subtleties of both the man and the times. The bulk of the ideological criticism will be on the symbol and idea of the Lost Cause and naturally following that, coded language. From there, an analysis of his use of freedom and faith as a rallying call for white Southerners everywhere.