Founding Documents, Federalists and Antifederalists: Rhetorical Sources

Comprehensive in rhetoric and communication journal articles, selective in books and works from other fields.

List of Sources

Belanger, Patrick. "Rhetoric and Collective Necessity: The Declaration of Independence." Rhetor. Journal Of The Canadian Society For The Study Of Rhetoric 6, (January 2016): 84-98.

Benoit, William L., and J. Michael D'Agostine. "'The Case of the Midnight Judges' and Multiple Audience Discourse: Chief Justice Marshall and Marbury v. Madison." Southern Communication Journal 59.(1994): 89-96.

Browne, Stephen H. "The Political Uses of Pastoral: Rhetorical Dynamics in John Dickinson's First Letter from a Farmer in Pennsylvania." Quarterly Journal of Speech 76 (1990): 46-57.

De Vilbiss Davisson, Ora B. "The Early Pamphilets Of Alexander Hamilton." Quarterly Journal Of Speech 30.2 (1944): 168ff.

di Giacomantonio, William C. "For the Gratification of a Volunteering Society": Antislavery and Pressure Group Politics in the First Federal Congress." Journal of the Early Republic 15 (1995): 169-197.

Einhorn, Lois J. "Basic Assumptions in the Virginia Ratification Debates: Patrick Henry vs. James Madison on the Nature of Man and Reason." Southern Speech Communication Journal 46 (1981):

—-. "A Twist of Principles: Presumption and Burden of Proof in the Virginia Ratification Debates on the Federal Constitution." Southern Communication Journal 55 (1990): 144-161.

Ekstrand, Victoria Smith, and Cassandra Imfeld Jeyaram. "Our Founding Anonymity: Anonymous Speech During The Constitutional Debate." American Journalism 28.3 (2011): 35-60.

Ellis, Joseph J. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. New York: Vintage, 2000.

Erler, Edward J. "James Madison and the Framing of the Bill of Rights: Reality and Rhetoric in the New Constitutionalism. Political Communication 9 (1992): 213-229.

Furtwangler, Albert. The Authority of Publius: A Reading of the Federalist Papers. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1984.

Halstuk, Martin E. "Policy of Secrecy—Pattern of Deception: What Federalist Leaders Thought about a Public Right To Know, 1794-98. Communication Law and Policy 51 (2002): 51-76.

Hample, Judith. "The Textual and Cultural Authenticity of Patrick Henry's 'Liberty or Death' Speech." Quarterly Journal of Speech 63 (1977): 298-310.

Holmes, Leigh H. "Claiming Grounds of Substance: Reading James Boyd White on the U.S. Constitution's Discursive Communities." RSQ: Rhetoric Society Quarterly 21.3 (1991): 59-67.

Jasinski, James. "A Constitutive Framework for Rhetorical Historiography: Toward an Understanding of the Discursive (Re)Constitution of "Constitution" in The Federalist Papers." Doing Rhetorical History: Concepts and Cases. Ed. Kathleen J. Turner. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1998. 72-92.

Jasinski, James. "The Feminization of Liberty, Domesticated Virtue, and the Reconstitution of Power and Authority in Early American Political Discourse." Quarterly Journal of Speech 79 (1993): 146-164.

Jasinski, James. "Heteroglossia, Polyphony, and The Federalist Papers." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 27 (1997): 23-46.

Jasinski, James. "Rhetoric and Judgment in the Constitutional Ratification Debate of 1787-1788: An Exploration of the Relationship between Theory and Critical Practice." Quarterly Journal of Speech 78 (1992): 197-218.

Manolescu, Beth Innocenti. "Style and Spectator Judgment in Fisher Ames's Jay Treaty Speech." Quarterly Journal of Speech 84 (1998): 62-79.

McCants, David A. "The Authenticity of James Maury's Account of Patrick Henry's Speech in the Parson's Cause." Southern Speech Communication Journal 42 (1976):

McCants, David A. Patrick Henry, the Orator. Great Orators 8. New York: Greenwood P, 1990.

McCants, David A. "The Role of Patrick Henry in the Stamp Act Debate." Southern Speech Communication Journal 46 (1980): 205-227.

McWilliams, Wilson. "The Anti-Federalists,Representation, and Party." Northwestern University Law Review 84.1(1989): 11-38.

Morgan, Kenneth. "George Washington and the Problem of Slavery." Journal of American Studies 34 (2000): 279-280.

Morrow, Terence S. "Representation and Political Deliberation in the Massachusetts Constitutional Ratification Debate." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 3 (2000): 529-553.

Remer, Gary. "Two Models of Deliberation: Oratory and Conversation in Ratifying the Constitution." Journal of Political Philosophy 8 (2000): 69-90.

Richards, Gale L. "Alexander Hamilton's Influence on John Marshall's Judiciary Speech in the 1788 Virginia Federal Ratifying Convention." Quarterly Journal of Speech 44 (1958): 31-39).

Richards, Gale L. "A Case Study In Deliberative Persuasion: John Marshall's Congressional Speech On Jonathan Robbins." Speech Monographs 21.4 (1954): 254-266.

Richards, Gale L. "Invention In John Marshall's Legal Speaking: 1782-1800." Southern Speech Journal 19.(1953): 108-115.

Riker, William H., et al. The Strategy of Rhetoric: Campaigning for the American Constitution. Yale University Press, New Haven [Conn.], 1996.

Smith, Craig R., and Scott Lybarger. The Ratification of the Bill of Rights, 1789-91. Long Beach: Center for First Amendment Studies, 1991.

Southard, Bjørn F. Stillion. "Prudential Argumentation and John Marshall's Opinion in Marbury v. Madison." Argumentation & Advocacy 44/1 (2007): 1-17.

Stillion Southard, Bjørn F. "Prudential Argumentation And John Marshall's Opinion In Marbury V. Madison (1803)." Argumentation & Advocacy 44.1 (2007): 1-17.

Wills, Garry. Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence. New York: Vintage P, 1979.

Vivian, Bradford. "Jefferson's Other." Quarterly Journal of Speech 88/3 (2002): 284-302.

Zarefsky, David, and Victoria J. Gallagher. "From 'Conflict' to 'Constitutional Question:' Transformations in Early American Public Discourse." Quarterly Journal of Speech 76 (1990): 247-261.

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