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1. Spicer, Taylor Ashton. Sinister Subshade: The Revival of the Ku Klux Klan in Modern America.

Degree: 2018, Liberty University

Through the implementation of qualitative analysis this study purposes to discover if there exists possible correlation between President Trump’s assent to power and the increasing legitimacy of the Ku Klux Klan. Using Ernest Bormann’s (1972) Fantasy Theme Criticism, the Knights Party official website and the Donald J. Trump official website are systematically analyzed for dramatis personae (character), setting and action. The rhetorical visions compiled from each analysis are compared employing Ernest Bormann’s (1980) Symbolic Convergence Theory. Resulting analysis suggests little to no correlation between the two movements. The two websites provide very different rhetorical visions with no overlap. The work presented here could have profound implications for future studies of social movements and may one day help to solve the problem of surviving hate groups in America.

Subjects/Keywords: Donald Trump; Fantasy Theme; Ku Klux Klan; Symbolic Convergence; Rhetoric; Rhetoric and Composition

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APA (6th Edition):

Spicer, T. A. (2018). Sinister Subshade: The Revival of the Ku Klux Klan in Modern America. (Masters Thesis). Liberty University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/masters/537

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Spicer, Taylor Ashton. “Sinister Subshade: The Revival of the Ku Klux Klan in Modern America.” 2018. Masters Thesis, Liberty University. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/masters/537.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Spicer, Taylor Ashton. “Sinister Subshade: The Revival of the Ku Klux Klan in Modern America.” 2018. Web. 19 Dec 2018.

Vancouver:

Spicer TA. Sinister Subshade: The Revival of the Ku Klux Klan in Modern America. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Liberty University; 2018. [cited 2018 Dec 19]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/masters/537.

Council of Science Editors:

Spicer TA. Sinister Subshade: The Revival of the Ku Klux Klan in Modern America. [Masters Thesis]. Liberty University; 2018. Available from: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/masters/537

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