Hamilton, Adams, & Jefferson, 1800
COMM 760–Seminar in Political Communication Update: For the spring 2014 semester, the graduate political communication seminar at Maryland is actually reading…campaign discourse. Along with all the required theory and criticism about political communication, the seminar is examining a range of campaign texts, from speeches to broadsides, pamphlets to ads to party platforms.
This week, COMM760’s starting with two fascinating campaigns–1800 and 1808. Starting with Alexander Hamilton’s letter “concerning the public content and character” of John Adams, the seminar’s going to discuss a series of letters, speeches, and pamphlets from these elections.
Here are a couple of interesting contemporary takes on 1800: