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The Selected Writings of John Witherspoon (Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address)

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Considered the first significant teacher of rhetoric in America, John Witherspoon also introduced Scottish moral philosophy in America, and as president of Princeton reformed the curriculum to give emphasis to both studies. He was an active pamphleteer on religious and political issues and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas P Miller argues that Witherspoon’
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published August 28th 1990 by Southern Illinois University Press
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