The American Democrat and Other Political Writings
"Cooper's three works add not only to our understanding of him as a novelist and great American, but also to our understanding of a watershed in American political life - when America began the shift from republican to mass democratic forms of governance. In Cooper, the American political tradition has one of its greatest public defenders of republicanism, whose roots, Cooper says, lie in ancient Greece and Rome."--BOOK JACKET.
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