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/ Color, Race, and the Spectacle of Opinion in Beaumont's Marie

Jennifer Greiman

in Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230990
eISBN:
9780823241156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230990.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Gustave de Beaumont's novel, Marie, or, Slavery in the United States, opens with the frank admission that “a single idea dominates the work and forms the central point around which all the ... More


Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Jennifer Greiman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230990
eISBN:
9780823241156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230990.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

“What is the hangman but a servant of law? And what is that law but an expression of public opinion? And if public opinion be brutal and thou a component part thereof, art thou not the hangman's ... More


Influences: Voices in the Tower

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A circle of intimate friends provided encouragement, criticism, and help to Alexis de Tocqueville when he was encountering intellectual problems and slipping deeper into deliberate self-isolation. ... More


Introduction: A Brief Life of Alexis de Tocqueville

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Born in Paris on July 24, 1805, to a family from the old French nobility, Alexis-Charles-Henri-Clérel de Tocqueville was brought up on stories of misery and terror. His family was shattered by the ... More


The Birth of a Book

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Alexis de Tocqueville describes the experience of writing his book Democracy in America as a colossal emotional struggle. He likens its writing to a journey over “un autre terrain,” a journey on ... More


Beginning Democracy in America

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

When he returned to France from his American expedition, Alexis de Tocqueville was not sure about what to write with respect to America. He and Gustave de Beaumont initially planned to write a book ... More


Escape

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont traveled to America ostensibly to study the country's prison system. It is therefore ironic that the book that emerged from that journey, ... More


. Tocqueville in the Wilderness

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

During their journey to America, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were supposed to study the country's prison system as well as democracy in its most advanced development. However, the ... More


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