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The complete edition based on the revised and corrected text of the 1961 French edition

Originally penned in the mid-eighteenth century by Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America remains the most 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 edition, meticulously edited by the distinguished de Tocqueville scholar J. P. Mayer, is widely recognized as the preeminent translation.

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:
9780061127922
Author:
De Tocqueville, Alexis
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Translator:
Lawrence, George
Editor:
Mayer, J. P.
Author:
Sandage, Scott A.
Author:
de Tocqueville, Alexis
Author:
by Alexis de Tocqueville and Scott A Sandage
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x1.38 in. 1.41 lbs.

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