Sarmiento's Travels in the U.S. in 1847

By: Rockland, Michael Aaron

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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811-1888), Argentine educator, statesman, and writer, self-educated after the model of Benjamin Franklin, was "not a man but a nation," in the words of Mrs. Horace Mann. Like De Tocqueville, this remarkable man visited the United States in its early years and wrote a detailed account of this new phenomenon.

Full of shrewd social commentary and unique vignettes of the America of this period-of Boston, for instance, where Sarmiento met the Horace Manns and later Emerson and Longfellow-Travels should take its place among the important commentaries on the United States written during the last century by foreign visitors.

Professor Rockland's introductory essay provides the broader context in which Travels must be seen: its place in Sarmiento's life and career and its importance as testimony to forgotten lines of influence between North and South America.

Title:Sarmiento's Travels in the U.S. in 1847

Author Name: Rockland, Michael Aaron

Categories: United States History, 18th Century Revolutionary War,

Edition: First Edition – Second Printing

Publisher: New Jersey:, Princeton University Press,: 1970.

ISBN Number: 0691046026

ISBN Number 13: 9780691046020

Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

lb: 2.00 lb

Seller ID: 005883