Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

History

Date of Award

8-2007

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Melvin E. Page

Committee Members

William Douglas Burgess Jr., Tommy D. Lee II

Abstract

At the close of the American Civil War some southerners unwilling to remain in a reconstructed South, elected to immigrate to areas of Central and South America to reestablish a Southern antebellum lifestyle.

The influences of Manifest Destiny, expansionism, filibustering, and southern nationalism in the antebellum era directly influenced post-bellum expatriates to attempt colonization in Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, and Brazil.

A comparison between the antebellum language of expansionists, southern nationalists, and the language of the expatriates will elucidate the connection to the pre-Civil War expansionist mindset that southern émigrés drew upon when attempting colonization in foreign lands.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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