Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 816
ISBN: 0226805360
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Release: 2002-04-01
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) came to America in 1831 to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the country's equality of conditions, its democracy. The book he wrote on his return to France, Democracy in America, is both the best ever written on democracy and the best ever written on America. It remains the most often quoted book about the United States, not only because it has something to interest and please everyone, but also because it has something to teach everyone. When it was published in 2000, Harvey Mansfield and Delba Winthrop's new translation of Democracy in America—only the third since the original two-volume work was published in 1835 and 1840—was lauded in all quarters as the finest and most definitive edition of Tocqueville's classic thus far. Mansfield and Winthrop have restored the nuances of Tocqueville's language, with the expressed goal "to convey Tocqueville's thought as he held it rather than to restate it in comparable terms of today." The result is a translation with minimal interpretation, but with impeccable annotations of unfamiliar references and a masterful introduction placing the work and its author in the broader contexts of political philosophy and statesmanship.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
Pages: 976
ISBN: 9780553900385
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Release: 2004-06-01
Editor: Bantam Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America--first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's ability to illuminate the actual workings of American democracy was "possibly without rival." For today's readers, de Tocqueville's concern about the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals remains deeply meaningful. His shrewd observations about the "almost royal prerogatives" of the president and the need for virtue in elected officials are particularly prophetic. His profound insights into the great rewards and responsibilities of democratic government are words every American needs to read, contemplate, and remember. From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system Democracy in America enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. De Toqueville's concern about the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals remains deeply meaningful. His insights into the great rewards and responsibilities of democratic government are words every American needs to read, contemplate, and remember.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951P01084162D
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Release: 1838
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 778
ISBN: 0060956666
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Release: 2000-08
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twenty-five-year-old Alexis de Tocqueville's account of America's social and political characteristics, which he observed in the early 1830s while visiting from France; contains the complete two volumes based on the second revised and corrected text of the 1961 French edition.

Democracy in America Volumes 1 and 2 Unabridged

Democracy in America  Volumes 1 and 2  Unabridged
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 540
ISBN: 1420929127
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Release: 2007
Editor: Digireads.Com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In 1831, the then twenty-seven year old Alexis de Tocqueville, was sent with Gustave de Beaumont to America by the French Government to study and make a report on the American prison system. Over a period of nine months the two traveled all over America making notes not only on the prison systems but on all aspects of American society and government. From these notes Tocqueville wrote "Democracy in America", an exhaustive analysis of the successes and failures of the American form of government, a republican representative democracy. Contained here are both of the unabridged volumes of that classic exposition as translated by Henry Reeve.

Democracy in America Volumes 1 and 2 Unabridged translated by Henry Reeve with an Introduction by John Bigelow

Democracy in America  Volumes 1 and 2  Unabridged   translated by Henry Reeve with an Introduction by John Bigelow
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
Pages: 690
ISBN: 1420954121
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Release: 2016-09
Editor: Digireads.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In 1831, the then twenty-seven year old Alexis de Tocqueville, was sent with Gustave de Beaumont to America by the French Government to study and make a report on the American prison system. Over a period of nine months the two traveled all over America making notes not only on the prison systems but on all aspects of American society and government. From these notes Tocqueville wrote "Democracy in America," an exhaustive analysis of the successes and failures of the American form of government, a republican representative democracy. Tocqueville believed that over the past seven hundred years the social and economic conditions of humanity were progressively becoming more equal. The future was, in his opinion, inevitably drawing humanity towards the democratic ideal thus diminishing the power of the aristocracy. Tocqueville's predictions of the changing nature of human civilization seem almost clairvoyant in retrospect. First published in two volumes in 1835 and 1840, "Democracy in America" remains one of the most important historical documents of America and political analysis of its form of government. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, includes both unabridged volumes as translated by Henry Reeve, and an introduction by John Bigelow.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
Pages: 800
ISBN: 144741814X
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Release: 2011-07
Editor: Cartwright Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This text contains the first volume of Democracy in America, a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville that describes the societal changes that he believed had been transpiring over the previous seven hundred years 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 NapolEon Bonaparte's 1851 coup. This edition has been republished with a new introductory biography of the author."

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Elizabeth Morrow
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781351350396
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Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alexis de Tocqueville's 1838 Democracy in America is a classic of political theory - and of the problem-solving skills central to putting forward political ideas. Problem-solving has several aspects: identifying problems, finding methodologies to deal with them, and applying the right criteria to work out how to solve them. Indeed, offering solutions is only the last stage in a developed process of problem solving. For Tocqueville, the problem at hand was how best to run a democratic state. In the early 19th century, it seemed clear that Europe was headed in the direction of democracy, but in the wake of the French Revolution, it was unclear how to avoid the many pitfalls on that road. Tocqueville therefore turned to America, then point the most established democracy in the world, to investigate the institutions that allowed it to run as a successful state - allowing people their say while preventing both the possible "tyranny of the majority" and the uncontrolled growth of government. Tocqueville's careful analysis of the strengths of American democracy was then applied to the problems of instituting democracy in France, providing a range of solutions that proved deeply influential in European political thought.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Benjamin I. Page,Martin Gilens
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780226729947
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Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America faces daunting problems—stagnant wages, high health care costs, neglected schools, deteriorating public services. How did we get here? Through decades of dysfunctional government. In Democracy in America? veteran political observers Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens marshal an unprecedented array of evidence to show that while other countries have responded to a rapidly changing economy by helping people who’ve been left behind, the United States has failed to do so. Instead, we have actually exacerbated inequality, enriching corporations and the wealthy while leaving ordinary citizens to fend for themselves. What’s the solution? More democracy. More opportunities for citizens to shape what their government does. To repair our democracy, Page and Gilens argue, we must change the way we choose candidates and conduct our elections, reform our governing institutions, and curb the power of money in politics. By doing so, we can reduce polarization and gridlock, address pressing challenges, and enact policies that truly reflect the interests of average Americans. Updated with new information, this book lays out a set of proposals that would boost citizen participation, curb the power of money, and democratize the House and Senate.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis Tocqueville,Gerald Bevan,Isaac Kramnick
Pages: 935
ISBN: 9780140447606
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Release: 2003-04-24
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A 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 new translation that also includes Two Weeks in the Wilderness, the author's description of the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida. Original.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Tocqueville Alexis de
Pages: 45
ISBN: 9781681959016
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Release: 2016-03-17
Editor: Xist Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An Unabridged Explanation of America to Europeans and of Americans to themselves “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”-Alexis de Tocqueville Both Volumes of Democracy in America with annotations included in this eBook In the two volumes of Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Tocqueville talks about the democratic revolution that had been occurring over the past seven hundred years and applies his insights to the United States in 1835. Democracy in America is essential reading for every American and is required reading in many high school and college courses. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 576
ISBN: UCSC:32106009996031
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Release: 1945
Editor: Knopf
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Frenchman's appraisal of American life and democracy as he found it in the nineteenth century

Democracy as a Way of Life in America

Democracy as a Way of Life in America
Author: Richard Schneirov,Gaston A. Fernandez
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781135046033
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The United States is a nation whose identity is defined by the idea of democracy. Yet democracy in the U.S. is often taken for granted, narrowly understood, and rarely critically examined. In Democracy as a Way of Life in America, Schneirov and Fernandez show that, much more than a static legacy from the past, democracy is a living process that informs all aspects of American life. The authors trace the story of American democracy from the revolution to the present, showing how democracy has changed over time, and the challenges it has faced. They examine themes including individualism, foreign policy, the economy, and the environment, and reveal how democracy has been deeply involved in these throughout the country’s history. Democracy as a Way of Life in America demonstrates that democracy is not simply a set of institutions or practices such as the right to vote or competing political parties, but a complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon, whose animating spirit can be found in every part of American culture and society. This vital and engaging narrative should be read by students of history, political science, and anyone who wants to understand the nature of American democracy.

Tocqueville Democracy in America

Tocqueville  Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9781598531817
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Release: 2004-02-09
Editor: Library of America
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:32044055027601
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Democracy In America Volume I II

Democracy In America  Volume I   II
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 922
ISBN: 9781443441711
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Release: 2014-12-16
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Over the course of nine months in 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker, accompanied by Gustave de Beaumont, travelled the United States under the pretext of studying the American prison system. Over the course of his travels, Tocqueville also studied American society, religion, politics, and economics, undertaking what would become one of the most comprehensive studies to that time of the practice of democracy in the United States. First published in 1835, Democracy in America continues to be considered one of the foundational works of political science. Democracy in America: Volumes I and II includes both volumes of de Tocqueville’s influential work. Volume I explores the factors that contributed to the success of democracy in the United States, as well as the possible future of democracy in light of the unique religion and socio-economic factors that existed in the United States at that time. Volume II continues Tocqueville’s exploration of the nature of democracy in the United States, including an analysis of American civil society. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

On Liberty Utilitarianism and Other Essays

On Liberty  Utilitarianism  and Other Essays
Author: John Stuart Mill
Pages: 547
ISBN: 9780199670802
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Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 498
ISBN: 1698270798
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Release: 2019-10-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Demoncracy in American 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 several 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 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.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis Tocqueville
Pages: 992
ISBN: 9780141915692
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Release: 2003-04-24
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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: de Tocqueville, Alexis
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781577997665
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Release: 2016-11-09
Editor: Lexham Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.