Travels with Alexis de Tocqueville

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Summary: Professor Jeremy Jennings on possibly the most famous book about America, 'Demoracy in America' by Alexis de Tocqueville. But what did Tocqueville see when he visited America and how did his visit influence his writing? This lecture seeks to answer both of these questions and to cast light on how other French authors saw America in the nineteenth century.