The Passionate Empiricist

The Eloquence of John Quincy Adams in the Service of Science

Marlana Portolano
eISBN-13: 9780791477137

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This book introduces readers to the role that classical oratory played in changing early American attitudes about pure scientific research. Marlana Portolano investigates the impact of John Quincy Adams's oratorical campaigns on the origins of government-funded science in America, with a special focus on his classical theory of rhetorical engagement and civic duty.

ISBNs 9780791476994, 0791477134, 9780791477137
Language English