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Author Portolano, Marlana.

Title The passionate empiricist : the eloquence of John Quincy Adams in the service of science / Marlana Portolano
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 231 pages)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227) and index
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Subject Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 -- Language.
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 -- Oratory.
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 -- Political and social views.
Eloquence -- Case studies.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Science and state -- United States -- History.
Science -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 1783-1865.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008017376
ISBN 0791477134 (electronic bk.)
9780791477137 (electronic bk.)