Democracy in America

Democracy in America


Translator: Gerald Bevan
Notes by:
Introduction by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447606
  • 992 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

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

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