Discovering indigenous nobility: Tocqueville, Chamisso, and romantic travel writing

Harry Liebersohn

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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
StatePublished - Jun 1 1994

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nineteenth century
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Values
Nobility
Alexis De Tocqueville
Travel Writing
Liberalism
Capitalism
Civilization
Affinity
Vitality
Democracy
Indigenous Culture
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Keywords

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

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Discovering indigenous nobility : Tocqueville, Chamisso, and romantic travel writing. / Liebersohn, Harry.

In: American Historical Review, Vol. 99, No. 3, 01.06.1994, p. 746-766.

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