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Demoncacy in America: Jefferson, Tocquerville and Lincoln

LSE IDEAS-Gilder Lehrman lecture in American History

Professor Onuf explores the development of the elusive and controversial ideal of democracy from Thomas Jefferson’s revolutionary writings to Abraham Lincoln’s great effort to vindicate republican principles in the American Civil War.

Peter Onuf is Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia and Harmsworth Professor of American History at the University of Oxford.


Professor Peter Onuf | talks


Date and Time:

24 February 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre, London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton St

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