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Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectuals: From His Times to Ours (American Intellectual Culture)

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Comprehensive in its chronology, the works it discusses, and the commentators it critically examines, Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectuals tells the surprising story of Tocqueville's reception in American thought and culture from the time of his 1831 visit to the United States to the turn of the twenty-first century.

Book News Annotation:

When de Tocqueville and Beaumont appeared on the shores of the new America, they appeared to be two scholarly French gentlemen not at all consumed by preparing a place in history for themselves. However, their legacy has become a rich source of study for American scholars who followed. Mancini (American studies, Saint Louis U.) lists and analyzes major American secondary works, editions, and translations relating to de Tocqueville, thereby delineating a good deal of American intellectual history. The result is rather startling, as Mancini discloses the errors in what was thought about what de Tocqueville and Beaumont wrote. He asserts that de Tocqueville's is a primary work explaining the experience of modernity and its relationship to societies based on equality. It also appears the reactions of others to Democracy in America depended less on its content than on what its readers really thought about democracy, and America.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

When de Tocqueville and Beaumont appeared on the shores of the new America, they appeared to be two scholarly French gentlemen not at all consumed by preparing a place in history for themselves. However, their legacy has become a rich source of study for American scholars who followed. Mancini (American studies, Saint Louis U.) lists and analyzes major American secondary works, editions, and translations relating to de Tocqueville, thereby delineating a good deal of American intellectual history. The result is rather startling, as Mancini discloses the errors in what was thought about what de Tocqueville and Beaumont wrote. He asserts that de Tocqueville's is a primary work explaining the experience of modernity and its relationship to societies based on equality. It also appears the reactions of others to Democracy in America depended less on its content than on what its readers really thought about democracy, and America. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742523449
Author:
Mancini, Matthew J.
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
Mancini, Matthew J.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States Intellectual life.
Subject:
Tocqueville, Alexis de
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Intellectual Culture
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.92x6.72x.60 in. .80 lbs.

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