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By Matthew Mancini

ISBN-10: 0742523438

ISBN-13: 9780742523432

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ISBN-13: 9780742523449

In this groundbreaking new paintings, Matthew Mancini tells the superb tale of Alexis de Tocqueville's reception in American concept and tradition from the time of his 1831 stopover at to the USA to the flip of the twenty-first century. the writer uncovers an old list that's replete with unmistakable facts of Tocqueville's carrying on with significance to American intellectuals during the post-Civil battle interval of his meant oblivion, and likewise of his attractiveness being exaggerated via contemporary historians touching on the post-World conflict II a long time.

Through entire research of Tocqueville's released works, Mancini severely examines the ways that Tocqueville's principles were acquired and, now and then, misunderstood. Mancini demanding situations virtually each section of the typical knowing of Tocqueville's reception into American highbrow tradition whereas improving and re-examining many very important intellectuals of the final one hundred fifty years. In doing so, Mancini inscribes an incredible bankruptcy in American cultural historical past, particularly the assumption of Tocqueville himself.

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