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"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together"
Associations, Partisanship, and Culture in Philadelphia, 1775–1840
After examining American society in 1831-32, Alexis de Tocqueville concluded, "In no country in the world has the principle of association been more successfully used or applied to a greater multitude of objects than in America." What he failed to note, however, was just how much experimentation... More