Jefferson's Call for Nationhood: The First Inaugural Address / Edition 1

Jefferson's Call for Nationhood: The First Inaugural Address / Edition 1

by Stephen Howard Browne
     
 


Widely celebrated in its own time, Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address commands the regard of Americans from across the political spectrum. Delivered as the young nation found itself embroiled in bitter partisan struggles, the speech has been hailed as the Sermon on the Mount of good government.

Curiously, this masterpiece—the full text of

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Widely celebrated in its own time, Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address commands the regard of Americans from across the political spectrum. Delivered as the young nation found itself embroiled in bitter partisan struggles, the speech has been hailed as the Sermon on the Mount of good government.

Curiously, this masterpiece—the full text of which is reproduced in this volume—has never received sustained analysis. Here, Stephen Howard Browne describes its origins, composition, meaning, and delivery.

His wellcrafted argument and accessible prose offer a model of analysis for rhetorical scholars and students and an added dimension to the history of the early republic and the understanding of American political thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585442522
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Series:
Library of Presidential Rhetoric Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Text of Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address
Introduction3
Ch. 1"Brethren of the Same Principle": The First Inaugural Address and the Language of Party12
Ch. 2"The Strongest Government on Earth": The First Inaugural Address as Political Theory50
Ch. 3"The Circle of Our Felicities": Rhetorical Dimensions of the First Inaugural Address88
Epilogue131
Notes135
Bibliography144
Index153

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