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Thomas Jefferson and the rhetoric of virtue

Author: James L Golden; Alan L Golden
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume, James L. Golden and Alan L. Golden undertake the first careful study of Jefferson's rhetorical philosophy and practice. They find that not only did Jefferson take a great interest in classical and modern students of rhetoric, but he developed his own program for its study. They also discover that Jefferson viewed the study of discourse as a vehicle for upholding virtue. Jefferson's commitment to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Golden, James L.
Thomas Jefferson and the rhetoric of virtue.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2002
(OCoLC)606212713
Online version:
Golden, James L.
Thomas Jefferson and the rhetoric of virtue.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2002
(OCoLC)606744893
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Golden; Alan L Golden
ISBN: 0742520803 9780742520806
OCLC Number: 48752926
Description: xviii, 522 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Jefferson's Philosophy of the Rhetoric of Virtue --
Introduction of Jefferson to the World of Rhetoric --
The Role of Virtue in Discourse --
Principles of Argumentation and the Generation of Understanding --
Social Affections and the Stimulation of the Imagination and the Passions --
Channeling the Message --
Private Discourse and Poetics --
Political Communication --
Forms of Professional Discourse --
Jefferson as Practitioner of the Rhetoric of Virtue --
Conversationalist and Letter Writer --
Polemicist During the Revolutionary War Era --
Select Public Addresses, 1781-1801 --
Legal Advocate --
Historical Writer and Social Commentator --
Critic of Orators and Oratory --
Critic of Non-Oratorical Forms of Public Address --
Jefferson, African Americans, and Slavery --
Thomas Jefferson's Scrapbooks.
Responsibility: James L. Golden and Alan L. Golden.

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The authors discuss Jefferson's influences and education in rhetoric, how he came to be interested in the field, and the development of his philosophy on discourse. It gives readers a first-hand  Read more...

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The statesmen of the Revolutionary generation sought to reorder the world with words, and Thomas Jefferson played a pivotal role in this effort. In these pages, James L. Golden and Alan L. Golden Read more...

 
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