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Lord Cornwallis Is Dead

The Struggle for Democracy in the United States and India

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674983441

Publication Date: 02/11/2019


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 photos


An eloquently written, deeply consequential, and engaging account that recognizes the achievements of the struggle for freedom in the two countries without shying away from the many shortcomings of their particular styles of democracy and their unending struggles for political, social, and economic freedom.Choice

For most of their histories, India and the United States have been distant lands. And yet, these two countries—both subcontinental in size, both colonized by Britain, both struggling to achieve the promise of democracy—have gazed at each other from afar, entranced by their family resemblance. Nico Slate tells the fascinating, delightful tale of these separated siblings, one that begins with Indians meeting ‘Indians’ and ends with civil disobedience and California yoga studios.—Daniel Immerwahr, author of Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development

Nico Slate’s game-changing book on India and the United States invites us to probe anew the meanings of freedom and democracy. Elegantly traversing the boundaries of comparative, transnational, and cultural history, Lord Cornwallis Is Dead is sure to attract a wide range of readers from different disciplines.—Sandhya Shukla, author of India Abroad: Diasporic Cultures of Postwar America and England

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