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The Triumph of Nationalism/The House Dividing
Topic: Culture of the Common ManTopic: Cult of DomesticityTopic: ReligionTopic: ExpansionTopic: America in 1850
Topic: Religion
Overview of Triumph of Nationalism
Resource Menu: Religion
Text 1. Bryant/Freneau
Text 2. John Mayfield
Text 3. Alexis de Tocqueville
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Text 4. Frederick Douglass
Text 5. George Fitzhugh
Text 6. Charles Colcock Jones
Text 7. Henry David Thoreau
Text 8. Mormons


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3.  Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835/1840; selections from Vol. I, Ch. 17, "Principal Causes Which Tend to Maintain the Democratic Republic in the United States"

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Section 6: "Principal Causes Which Render Religion Powerful in America"

Section 4: "Religion Considered as a Political Institution"

Section 5: "Indirect Influences of Religious Opinions upon Political Society"

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Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library

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Two additional sections on American religion from Volume II:
-  "Of the Manner in which Religion in the United States Avails Itself of Democratic Tendencies"
(Vol. II, Book One, Ch. 5). 5 pages.

-  "That the Americans Apply the Principle of Interest Rightly Understood to Religious Matters"
(Vol. II, Book Two, Ch. 9). 1 1/2 pages.

On the Principle of [Self-]Interest Rightly Understood (Vol. II, Book Two, Ch. 8), from the site

Supplemental information on de Tocqueville, his journey through the U.S., and American society at the time (including the section "American Religion in 1831"); from American Studies at the University of Virginia

Volume I, Democracy in America: Table of Contents with links, from the Electronic Text Center of the University of Virginia

Volume II, Democracy in America: Table of Contents with links, from the Electronic Text Center of the University of Virginia

Full text (different translation) of Democracy in America with chapter links but without section links, from American Studies at the University of Virginia






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