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DEFROSTING THE DISCOURSE: COLD WAR U.S. PRESIDENTIAL RHETORIC FROM CONTAINMENT TO DÉTENTE

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Title:
DEFROSTING THE DISCOURSE: COLD WAR U.S. PRESIDENTIAL RHETORIC FROM CONTAINMENT TO DÉTENTE
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Serifsoy, Anthony
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Political Science, History
Faculty Sponsor:
Alcock, Frank

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Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
It is well established that Harry S. Truman created a set of confrontational metaphors to describe communism at the beginning of the Cold War. The purpose of this rhetoric was to garner support for his administration’s containment policy. This study explores how this rhetoric evolved past Truman and explains what happened to it when the United States transitioned away from containment and towards détente. In order to achieve the first of these goals, this study traces the replication and development of Truman’s rhetoric by his succeeding Cold War presidents. Here, it finds that while each had his own unique rhetorical style and set of metaphors, presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon all replicated and built on Truman's containment rhetoric. This study then demonstrates Nixon’s rhetorical departure from his predecessors through the examination of a set of key speeches given throughout his presidency. It finds that Nixon re-appropriated containment metaphors and introduced new peace-oriented metaphors to garner support for his détente policy.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Anthony Serifsoy
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Alcock, Frank

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 S47
System ID:
AA00024808:00001

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