Democracy In America

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN : HARVARD:32044020545927
Genre : Democracy
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Democracy In America

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN : HARVARD:32044036959898
Genre : Democracy
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Democracy In America

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN : 9781931082549
Genre : Philosophy
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An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a clear new translation of the nineteenth-century classic.
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Democracy In America Abridged 2 Volumes In 1

Author : Professor Alexis De Tocqueville
ISBN : 1627300090
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This book is a must-have for all students of American history and its political system. The first volume of this exceptional set was originally published in 1835, with the second volume being published in 1840, and it has remained in print ever since. President Woodrow Wilson wrote that Tocqueville'swork was "possibly without rival." Lord Bryce wrote with high praise of "the elegance and refinement of Tocqueville's reasoning." And historian Edward Banfield wrote, "After 150 years there is hardly a page [of Tocqueville's work] that does not open the reader's eyes to the larger implications of some familiar fact."Abridged by Jay A. Parry, author of The Real George Washington, this edition includes both volumes in one book.
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Democracy In America

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN : PRNC:32101075728962
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On Democracy In America

Author : Alexis de Toqueville
ISBN : 9783961895083
Genre : Political Science
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De La Démocratie en Amérique, published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840 is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous seven hundred years. In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. In his later letters Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead. They arrived in New York City in May of that year and spent nine months traveling the United States, studying the prisons, and collecting information on American society, including its religious, political, and economic character. The two also briefly visited Canada, spending a few days in the summer of 1831 in what was then Lower Canada (modern-day Quebec) and Upper Canada (modern-day Ontario). After they returned to France in February 1832, Tocqueville and Beaumont submitted their report, Du système pénitentiaire aux États-Unis et de son application en France, in 1833. When the first edition was published, Beaumont, sympathetic to social justice, was working on another book, Marie, ou, L'esclavage aux Etats-Unis (two volumes, 1835), a social critique and novel describing the separation of races in a moral society and the conditions of slaves in the United States. Before finishing Democracy in America, Tocqueville believed that Beaumont's study of the United States would prove more comprehensive and penetrating.
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Democracy In America Vol I And Ii

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN : 9781473393103
Genre : History
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Democracy in America' is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville that describes the massive societal changes sweeping across his contemporary world. He believed that such developments had transpired over the previous seven hundred years, all moving towards a more democratic system. This text outlines his ideas about how the socio-economic conditions of men were becoming more egalitarian, the origins and causes of which he believed to be intrinsic in factors such as the ability of all men to enter the clergy, and increasing opportunities in trade and commerce. An engaging and comprehensive analysis pertaining to the evolution of democracy, this two-part classic is a necessary addition to every socio-economic compendium. Alexis de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for 'Democracy in America' and 'The Old Regime and the Revolution' (1856). He was active in French politics and retired from his political career after Louis Napoléon Bonaparte's 1851 coup. This edition has been republished with a new introductory biography of the author.
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Tocqueville Democracy In America

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN : 9781598531817
Genre : Political Science
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Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in 1831 to study its penitentiary systems. His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in Democracy in America (1835–40), a landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis. Tocqueville vividly describes the unprecedented social equality he found in America and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically probing the deep differences between the free and slave states. The clear, fluid, and vigorous translation by Arthur Goldhammer is the first to fully capture Tocqueville’s achievements both as an accomplished literary stylist and as a profound political thinker.
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