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Jefferson's Call for Nationhood

The First Inaugural Address


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Widely celebrated in its own time, Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural address has been hailed as the Sermon on the Mount of good government. Curiously, this masterpiece--the full text of which is reproduced in this volume--has never received sustained analysis. Here, Browne describes its origins, composition, meaning, and delivery, offering a model of analysis for rhetorical scholars.