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In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, made a nine-month journey throughout America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the life and institutions of the evolving nation. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing that the egalitarian ideals it enshrined reflected the spirit of the age and even divine will. His insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America and an indispensable authority on democracy.

This new edition is the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, including the rarely-translated Two Weeks in the Wilderness, an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida.

Review:

"No better study of a nation's institutions and culture than Tocqueville's Democracy in America has ever been written by a foreign observer; none perhaps as good." The New York Times

Synopsis:

In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him nine months and cover 7000 miles. The result was "Democracy in America", a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America.

Synopsis:

In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, made a nine-month journey throughout America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the life and institutions of the evolving nation. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing that the egalitarian ideals it enshrined reflected the spirit of the age and even divine will. His insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America and an indispensable authority on democracy.

 

This new edition is the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, including the rarely-translated Two Weeks in the Wilderness, an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida.

Synopsis:

A brilliant new translation of de Tocqueville's masterpiece also includes an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois.

About the Author

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French sociologist and historian. He was active in law and politics, serving for a time as foreign minister and wrote L'Ancien Régime, a social and political study of pre-revolutionary France.

Isaac Kramnick is professor of government at Cornell and edited several volumes in the Penguin Classics, including The Federalist Papers.

Table of Contents

Chronology

Introduction

Further Reading

Translator's Note

Democracy in America

Notes

Two Essays on America

Two Weeks in the Wilderness

Excursion to Lake Oneida

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140447606
Translator:
Bevan, Gerald
Introduction:
Kramnick, Isaac
Translator:
Bevan, Gerald
Introduction:
Kramnick, Isaac
Author:
Bevan, Gerald
Author:
Kramnick, Isaac
Author:
Tocqueville, Alexis De
Author:
de Tocqueville, Alexis
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
United states
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
107-261
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
7.58x5.64x1.81 in. 1.44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "No better study of a nation's institutions and culture than Tocqueville's Democracy in America has ever been written by a foreign observer; none perhaps as good."
"Synopsis" by , In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him nine months and cover 7000 miles. The result was "Democracy in America", a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America.
"Synopsis" by ,

In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, made a nine-month journey throughout America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the life and institutions of the evolving nation. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing that the egalitarian ideals it enshrined reflected the spirit of the age and even divine will. His insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America and an indispensable authority on democracy.

 

This new edition is the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, including the rarely-translated Two Weeks in the Wilderness, an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida.

"Synopsis" by , A brilliant new translation of de Tocqueville's masterpiece also includes an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois.

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