Discovering Indigenous Nobility: Tocqueville, Chamisso, and Romantic Travel Writing

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Abstract

Discusses the discovery of indigenous nobility as mentioned by Alexis de Tocqueville and Adelbert von Chamisso in their discourses. Construction of affinities with the natives; Tocqueville and Chamisso as representatives of early nineteenth-century liberalism; Mediating between the value of civilization and the vitality of indigenous culture; Ideas on democracy and capitalism.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)746-766
Number of pages21
JournalAmerican Historical Review
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1994

Keywords

  • INDIGENOUS peoples
  • TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de, 1805-1859
  • CHAMISSO, Adelbert von, 1781-1838

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