June 24, 2016

FRONTIER DETROIT: A LITTLE-KNOWN DE TOQUEVILLE TRIP, AND A CABIN HE MAY HAVE VISTED, 1976


I must admit that I have read very little of DeToqueville's Democracy in America so I'll have to take the editor's word when they claim this was a later published addendum to the classic text.

It's not very informative on the early characteristics of early Detroit unless you're completely ignorant on the matter. He talks of a disinterested, though polite, populace which was devoid of airs and simply craved solitude in its endless wilderness of flatland trees.

This was part of a supplement from The Detroit News July 4, 1976 special edition.

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