The Classical Mode of American Public Discourse: Sources


Adams, John Quincy. An Inaugural Oration, Delivered at the Author’s Installation, as Boylston Professor of Rhetorick and Oratory, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday, 12 June, 1806. Boston: Printed at the Anthology Office, by Munroe & Francis, 1806.

Adams, John Quincy. Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory Delivered to the Classes of Senior and Junior Sophisters in Harvard University. Cambridge [Mass: Printed by Hilliard and Metcalf, 1810.

Benson, Thomas W., ed. Rhetorical and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century America. East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 1997.

Broaddus, Dorothy C. Genteel Rhetoric: Writing High Culture in Nineteenth Century Boston. Greenville: U of South Carolina P, 1999.

Cmiel, Kenneth. Democratic Eloquence: The Fight over Popular Speech in Nineteenth-Century America. Berkeley: U of California P, 1990.

Ellis, Joseph J. American Dialogue: The Founders and Us. First ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, 2018.

Ganter, Granville. "The Active Virtue of The Columbian Orator. " New England Quarterly 70 (1997): 463-476.

Johnson, Nan. Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric in America. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1991.

Lepore, Jill. A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States. New York: Knopf, 2002.

Meckler, Michael. Classical Antiquity and the Politics of America: From George Washington to George W. Bush. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2006.

Oliver, Robert T. History of Public Speaking in America. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1965.

Parker, Edward G. The Golden Age of Oratory. Boston: Whittemore, Niles, Hall, 1857.

Remer, Gary. "James Harrington's New Deliberative Rhetoric: Reflection of an Anticlassical Republicanism." History of Political Thought 16 (1995): 532-557.

Richard, Carl J. The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1994.

Rousseau, L. G. "The Rhetorical Principles of Cicero and Adams." Quarterly Journal of Speech 2 (1916): 396-410.

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