The Senate, The South, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

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2020-04
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Hesse, Gabriella
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Florida Southern College
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Do Southern Senators speak differently from Non-Southern Senators? This question aims to target an under-researched area in the field of Southern politics and to contribute to the debate on past and current Southern exceptionalism. This thesis is a content analysis of relevant speeches made in the US Senate surrounding the Voting Rights Act of 1965 regarding the use of rhetorical devices, call to action, and emotionality.
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Honors Thesis Spring 2020
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Legislators -- United States, Voting Rights Act of 1965 (United States), Suffrage, United States -- Politics and government, Southern States
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