Reading Tocqueville behind the Veil: African American Receptions of Democracy in America, 1835–1900

@article{Tillery2018ReadingTB,
  title={Reading Tocqueville behind the Veil: African American Receptions of Democracy in America, 1835–1900},
  author={Alvin B. Tillery},
  journal={American Political Thought},
  year={2018},
  volume={7},
  pages={1 - 25}
}
Tocqueville’s views on race and race relations as espoused in Democracy in America have received considerable scholarly attention over the past several decades. This article examines the reception of these ideas within the black counterpublic. The analysis focuses on commentary about Democracy in America in black-controlled periodicals between 1835 and 1900. The main finding is that African American intellectuals developed their own distinct interpretations of the text. This finding is… 
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