Democracy in America
By (author) Alexis de Tocqueville
Abridged by Sanford Kessler
Introduction by Sanford Kessler
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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
Book DescriptionThis new abridged translation of Democracy in America reflects the rich Tocqueville scholarship of the past forty years, and restores chapters central to Tocqueville's analysis absent from previous abridgmentsincluding his discussions of enlightened self-interest and the public's influence on ethical standards. Judicious notes and a thoughtful Introduction offer aids to the understanding of a masterpiece of nineteenth-century social thought that continues in our own day to illuminate debates about the roles of liberty and equality in American life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872204942
(215mm x 9mm x mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexis de Tocqueville
Letters from America, Paperback (April 2012)
Young Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in the United States for the first time in May 1831, commissioned by the French government to study the American prison system. This title provides a translation of the complete letters Tocqueville wrote during that seminal journey.
Democracy in America, Paperback (February 2012)View all books by Alexis de Tocqueville
In 1831, the authors spent nine months in the US studying American prisons on behalf of the French government. This title presents their investigations about the prison system and various aspects of American public and private life - the political, economic, religious, cultural, and above all the social life of the young nation.
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Author Biography - Alexis de Tocqueville
Sanford Kessler is Associate Professor of Political Science, North Carolina State University. Stephen D. Grant received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
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