Arts & Culture

Tocqueville’s Discovery of America

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<h4>Farrar, Straus and Giroux, April 2010</h4><h5>By Leo Damrosch</h5>

Ernest Bernbaum Research Professor on Literature Leo Damrosch retraces the nine-month journey through America by historian Alexis de Tocqueville, author of “Democracy in America,” who cannily predicted the growing social unrest toward slavery in America.