Book Discussion on Tocqueville's Discovery of America

Leo Damrosch, the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University, recalls Alexis De Tocquville’s nine-month travels… read more

Leo Damrosch, the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University, recalls Alexis De Tocquville’s nine-month travels throughout the United States from 1831-1832. De Tocquville’s writings on Jacksonian America presented a changing social and political landscape where the French visitor applauded much of American culture but was critical of slavery and materialism.  Mr. Damrosch presents his book that includes letters and papers that have never appeared in English at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Book Discussion on Tocqueville's Discovery of America

2,205 Views
Program ID:
293500-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 15, 2010
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2010

Airing Details

  • May 15, 2010 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 16, 2010 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 17, 2010 | 12:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2010 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2010 | 8:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on Tocqueville's Discovery of America

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:53:09
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:53:09
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video