Jefferson's Call for Nationhood

Jefferson's Call for Nationhood : The First Inaugural Address

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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 halled 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 well-crafted 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 155.4 x 217.4 x 13.5mm | 235.87g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 1585442526
  • 9781585442522
  • 1,552,235

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"We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."show more

About Stephen H. Browne

STEPHEN HOWARD BROWNE is a professor of communication arts and sciences at Pennsylvania State University in University Park.show more

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