By Matthew Mancini
Entire in its chronology, the works it discusses, and the commentators it severely examines, Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectuals tells the remarkable tale of Tocqueville's reception in American proposal and tradition from the time of his 1831 stopover at to the USA to the flip of the twenty-first century.
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Lieber was more than a maniacally ambitious striver with a superhuman work ethic. He was also one of the ﬁrst political thinkers to apply the insights of Tocqueville to the study of American political institutions, a systematic thinker and planner in the ﬁeld of international law, and an academic who lobbied with administrators and trustees to see his educational ideas become part of the standard college curriculum. His ceaseless self-promotion and self-dramatizing must have been tiresome to his American and European friends, yet so many of them were nevertheless able, and apparently happy, to provide support for his projects and ambitions.
References appear parenthetically in the text. 22. Dickson D. , review of Local Matters: Race Crime, and Justice in the Nineteenth-Century South, edited by Christopher Waldrep and Donald G. Nieman, Journal of American History 89, no. 1 (June 2002): 227–28. 23. Theodore Caplow, ‘‘The Early Days of the Tocqueville Society,’’ La Revue Tocqueville/The Tocqueville Review 21, no. 1 (2000): 5–9; Olivier Zunz, ‘‘Twenty Years with The Tocqueville Review,’’ La Revue Tocqueville/The Tocqueville Review 21, no.
7 Lieber was born in Prussia precisely at the dawn of the Romantic era, in 1798. During his eventful youth he was struck full force by the Sturm of the Napoleonic onslaught and the Drang of suspicion, arrest, and jail at the hands of the assiduous Prussian police for his liberal convictions. As a lad of only sixteen, Lieber sustained serious wounds at the battle of Namur, during the Waterloo campaign. Lying on the ﬁeld, in profound agony and nearly unconscious, he was stripped of his valuables by scavenging peasants.
Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectuals: From His Times to Ours (American Intellectual Culture) by Matthew Mancini