Democracy in America

Democracy in America

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853264806

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Tocqueville examines the structures, institution and operation of democracy, and analyzes the lessons that Europe could learn from American successes and failures. It continues to be an influential text on both sides of the Atlantic, especially in the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America

Author: de Tocqueville, Alexis

Publisher: Lexham Press

ISBN: 9781577997665

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America has for years been a classic for American political studies. The expansive 2-volume original is here provided in a new abridgement for students, giving an accessible yet complete picture of Tocqueville’s thought. With a new introduction by editor John D. Wilsey, this volume opens a clear window into American political, cultural, and religious history.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher:

ISBN: 1857151798

Category: Democracy

Page: 394

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In what remains after more than a century the greatest study of American political life, Tocqueville describes American society and accounts for its nature and its conflicts in an historical analysis of the nation's origins among different parties of European settlers. Brilliantly written and vividly illustrated with vignettes and portraits, this is also more than an exploration of one society at one time. Tocqueville's assessment of America is as relevant as it ever was, and his explanation of how democratic societies work can illuminate our own nation now.

Democracy in America;

Democracy in America;

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 0343888041

Category:

Page: 592

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Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America (LOA #147)

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America (LOA #147)

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531817

Category: Political Science

Page: 960

View: 648

An exclusive new translation of the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society—“the bible on democracy” (The Texas Observer) 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 this landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis. In Democracy in America, 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 vital role of religion in American life, and the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest. He also probes the deep differences between the free and slave states, writing prophetically of racism, bigotry, and prejudice in the United States. Brought to life by Arthur Goldhammer’s clear, fluid, and vigorous translation, this volume of Democracy in America is the first to fully capture Tocqueville’s achievements both as an accomplished literary stylist and as a profound political thinker.

Democracy in America: Volumes 1&2

Democracy in America: Volumes 1&2

Author: Alexis de Toqueville

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026884989

Category: History

Page: 797

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"Democracy in America" represents a world classic of the political thought which examines the democratic revolution that had taken place worldwide at the time. The main focus of this two volume book is an analysis of why republican representative democracy has succeeded in the United States. Tocqueville discuses on the future of democracy in the United States as well as possible threats and dangers to democracy. Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, Viscount de Tocqueville (1805-1859)was a French political scientist, historian and diplomat. He was best known for his works "Democracy in America" and "The Old Regime and the Revolution". Tocqueville was active in French politics, first under the July Monarchy and then during the Second Republic which succeeded the February 1848 Revolution.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America

Author: Alexis Tocqueville

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141915692

Category: Political Science

Page: 992

View: 927

One of the most influential political texts ever written on America, and an indispensable authority on the nature of democracy In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through eastern America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's evolving politics. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing its egalitarian ideals reflected the spirit of the age. This edition, the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, includes the rarely translated 'Two Weeks in the Wilderness', an evocative account of Tocqueville's travels among the Iroquois and Chippeway, and 'Excursion to Lake Oneida'. Translated by Gerald Bevan with an Introduction and Notes by Isaac Kramnick

Democracy in America

Democracy in America

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123404621

Category: History

Page: 892

View: 975

The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville's classic text in the Henry Reeves translation.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: Signet Classics

ISBN: 0451528123

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 317

View: 167

A French aristocrat's account of the ways in which democratic ideals were applied in America during the nineteenth century.