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Date of Graduation
Master of Arts (MA)
School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication
This project addresses two strands of inquiry that spring from this issue of evolving race relations in the U.S. First, I examine how Americans talk about the history of slavery in the U.S. What rhetorical strategies are employed when slavery is discussed and/or debated in public history contexts and beyond? Second, I examine talk about the future of race relations in the context of the legacy of slavery. Specifically, I am interested in exploring what rhetorical strategies are employed when discussing the potential for reparations in mainstream arenas.
Phlegar, Jamie, "Reconciling with slavery in the United States: An evolving narrative" (2020). Masters Theses, 2020-current. 62.
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