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Democracy in America (P.S.)

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The abridged edition of the enduring masterwork—a classic portrait of America's culture and people

Originally penned in the mid-nineteenth century by Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America remains the most comprehensive, penetrating, and astute picture of American life, politics, and morals ever written, as relevant today as when it first appeared in print nearly two hundred years ago.

This abridged edition by scholar and historian Scott A. Sandage includes a new introduction and editorial notes, and offers students and the general reader alike easy access to the preeminent translation by George Lawrence, widely recognized as the best translation based on the second revised and corrected text of the 1961 French edition, edited by J. P. Mayer.

About the Author

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was born in Verneuil, France. A historian and political scientist, he came to the United States in 1831 to report on the prison system. His experiences would later become the basis for his classic study Democracy in America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060008734
Author:
Tocqueville, Alexis De
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Translator:
Lawrence, George
Editor:
Mayer, J. P.
Author:
Sandage, Scott A.
Author:
by Alexis de Tocqueville
Author:
de Tocqueville, Alexis
Author:
Poitier, Sidney
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
United States Social conditions To 1865.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Abridged:
Y
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.07x5.31x1.10 in. .76 lbs.

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