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dc.creatorJoyce, Kelly Jen_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references: p. 108-120.en_US
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en_US
dc.description.abstractFrom shortly after World War 11 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the United States and the Soviet Union were enmeshed in what came to be known historically as the Cold War. This battle characterized both the political relations and the political rhetoric between the two nations. It was during the height of the Cold War that John F. Kennedy pursued a nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union. Towards this end, he delivered a commencement address at American University on June 10, 1963. This thesis analyzes the strategies used by Kennedy to achieve this goal, and approaches the address from the context of Cold War rhetoric. By responding to the constraints provided to him by the Cold War, Kennedy maximized the potential persuasiveness of his address and offered a new insight to his audiences concerning the possibility of peace between the United States and the Soviet Union.en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectspeech communication.en_US
dc.subjectMajor speech communication.en_US
dc.titlePaving the road to peace: John F. Kennedy's American University addressen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US communicationen_US
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen_US

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