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DEMOCRATIC VISTAS

New York: J.S. Redfield, 1871. First Edition.

Considered a major work of comparative politics and letters. Whitman expounds on the influence of the Louisiana Purchase on the American spirit, character, and body politic. He comments on the Industrial Revolution and the predecessors of Modernism, which chose restraint and rationality above emotion and feelings. Whitman condemned the corruption and greed of the Gilded Age, denouncing the post-Civil War materialism that had overtaken the country. “Never was there, perhaps, more hollowness at heart than at present, and here in the United States," he wrote. Paper wraps, 84 pages.

8vo., 84pp.; VG; original pale green coated wrappers, housed in a green buckram one-piece box, gilt title, authors name, and date on spine; vertical crease through entire volume, more prominent towards rear, does not impact front cover or title page; some wear to fore edge, head and tail of spine, mild staining of fingerprints and smudging to rear cover; most pages still uncut; RD Consignment; shelved Case #1.

[Book #9-114-1275711]
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