The passionate empiricist : the eloquence of John Quincy Adams in the service of science / Marlana Portolano

Author(s): Portolano, Marlana
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Subjects: Eloquence--Case studies
Science--Political aspects--United States--History
Science--Social aspects--United States--History
Science and state--United States--History
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States--History
United States--Politics and government--1815-1861
United States--Intellectual life--1783-1865
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848--Oratory
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848--Language
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848--Political and social views
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2009
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xiii, 231 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. A Classical Voice for American Science 1
Ch. 2. An American Cicero 13
Ch. 3. Toward a Democratic Science: Institution-Building and the Statesman Orator 53
Ch. 4. Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge: Setting the Stage for the Smithsonian Debate 77
Ch. 5. Adams's Arguments in the Smithsonian Debate: A Rhetorical Analysis 113
Ch. 6. The Queen of Sciences and Her Democratic Champion: Adams's Promotion of Astronomy 163
Ch. 7. Invention and Discovery, Rhetorically Speaking 181
Appendix A. The Will of James Smithson 191
Appendix B. An Act to Establish the Smithsonian Institution as It Passed into Law on August 10, 1846 193
Notes 199
Bibliography 221
Index 229
Notes: LCCN: 2008017376
ISBN: 9780791476994 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0791476995 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-227) and index
Contents: A classical voice for American science -- An American Cicero -- Toward a democratic science : institution-building and the statesman orator -- Increase and diffusion of knowledge : setting the stage for the Smithsonian debate -- Adams's arguments in the Smithsonian debate : a rhetorical analysis -- The queen of sciences and her democratic champion : Adams's promotion of astronomy -- Invention and discovery, rhetorically speaking
OCLC Number: 226389289
ISBN/ISSN: 9780791476994
0791476995