Democracy in America
By (author) Alexis de Tocqueville
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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857151794
(210mm x 135mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 21-Apr-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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)
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.
Ancien Regime and the Revolution, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Alexis de Tocqueville
Presents a critique of the ancien regime, with its venality, oppression and inequality, yet acknowledges the reforms introduced under Louis XVI, and claiming that the post-Revolution state was in many ways as tyrannical as that of the King. This book raises questions about liberty, nationalism and justice.
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