Democracy in America

Democracy in America

The Arthur Goldhammer Translation, Volume Two

Written by: Alexis de Tocqueville
Introduction by: Olivier Zunz
Translated by: Arthur Goldhammer

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781598531527
  • 416 Pages
  • Library of America
  • Adult


Democracy in America is arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society. The Library of America now presents Arthur Goldhammer’s acclaimed translation in a two-volume Paperback Classics edition. Winner of the 2004 Translation Prize awarded by the French-American Foundation, Goldhammer’s elegant rendering is the first to capture fully the precision and grace of Tocqueville’s style and the full force of his profound ideas and observations. Volume One (1835) and Volume Two (1840) are published separately, each with its own introductory essay by historian Olivier Zunz (Why the American Century?) exploring the creation and evolution of Tocqueville’s masterpiece.
Democracy in America

Democracy in America

Written by: Alexis de Tocqueville, Introduction by: Olivier Zunz, Translated by: Arthur Goldhammer