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Tocqueville's discovery of America

Author: Leopold Damrosch
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Retraces Alexis de Tocqueville's nine-month journey through a young United States in 1831 and 1832, during which he was impressed by America's dynamic society, but was convinced that slavery would lead to civil war.
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Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leopold Damrosch
ISBN: 9780374278175 0374278172
OCLC Number: 429024726
Description: xxi, 277 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Where Tocqueville was coming from --
First impressions : New York City --
"Everything attests to a new world" --
The romance of the forest --
Boston : democracy as a state of mind --
Philadelphia : toleration, association, and incarceration --
Democracy in "the West" --
Downriver to New Orleans --
Road trip through the South --
The nation's disappointing capital --
Building a masterpiece --
After America.
Responsibility: Leo Damrosch.
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Retraces Alexis de Tocqueville's nine-month journey through a young United States in 1831 and 1832, during which he was impressed by America's dynamic society, but was convinced that slavery would lead to civil war.

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