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Democracy in America.

This new abridged translation of Democracy in America reflects the rich Tocqueville scholarship of the past forty years, and restores chapters central to Tocqueville's analysis absent from previous abridgments--including his discussions of enlightened self-interest and the public's influence on ethical standards. Judicious notes and a thoughtful Introduction offer aids to the understanding of a masterpiece of nineteenth-century social thought that continues in our own day to illuminate debates about the roles of liberty and equality in American life.

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  • "Digitized version of the English translation of Tocqueville's De la démocratie en Amérique. "The site now contains a virtual tour of America based on Tocqueville's itinerary, on his friend Beaumont's letters and journals, on contemporary accounts of other foreign visitors, and on a varietyof examples of material culture of the period." This is a project of the American Studies Programs of the University of Virginia."
  • "This copy is part of a hypertexts collection produced by students and faculty at the University of Virginia American Studies Program."
  • "Original work was written by Tocqueville, a French citizen who visited America in 1831 and published this account of American democracy in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840. This is the third English-language translation."
  • "This new abridged translation of Democracy in America reflects the rich Tocqueville scholarship of the past forty years, and restores chapters central to Tocqueville's analysis absent from previous abridgments--including his discussions of enlightened self-interest and the public's influence on ethical standards. Judicious notes and a thoughtful Introduction offer aids to the understanding of a masterpiece of nineteenth-century social thought that continues in our own day to illuminate debates about the roles of liberty and equality in American life."@en
  • "Democracy in America (1835--1840) is arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society. This Library of America volume presents Alexis de Tocqueville's masterpiece in an entirely new translation, the first to capture fully the precision and grace of his style while providing a rigorous and faithful rendering of his profound ideas and observations. A young aristocratic lawyer, Tocqueville came to the United States in 1831 with his friend and fellow magistrate Gustave de Beaumont to study American penitentiary systems. During their nine-month visit they conducted interviews with more than 200 people on American politics, law, and social practices. After returning to France, Tocqueville read hundreds of books and documents while reflecting on what his trip had revealed about the "great democratic revolution" that was transforming the Western world. In Democracy in America he vividly describes the unprecedented "equality of conditions" found in the United States and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, the influence of the press and the judiciary in American politics, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically examining the widening differences between the northern and southern states."
  • "Shares impressions of America's politics and culture."
  • "The classic commentary on the influence of democracy on the intellect, feelings, and actions of Americans."
  • "The classic commentary on the influence of democracy on the intellect, feelings, and actions of Americans."@en
  • "Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in 1831 to study its penitentiary systems. His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in Democracy in America (1835-40), a landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis. Tocqueville vividly describes the unprecedented social equality he found in America and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically probing the deep differences between the free and slave states. The clear, fluid, and vigorous translation by Arthur Goldhammer is the first to fully capture Tocqueville's achievements both as an accomplished literary stylist and as a profound political thinker."
  • "Contains Tocqueville's original eighteenth century writings on the American political experience and its effects upon the development of the American culture."
  • "In the mid-1800's Alexis de Tocqueville came to the United Staes. This book contains his comments and criticisms-many of which are still vital in today's world-and is a must-read for anyone interested in American politics."
  • "Volume 1."@en
  • "The Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen, now further corrected and edited with a historical essay, editorial notes, and bibliographies by Phillips Bradley."@en
  • "An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government."
  • "Based partly on the author's observations of the American political and social conditions during a visit in 1831-1832."

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  • "Democracy in America."
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  • "Democracy in America : the complete and unabridged volumes 1 and 2 /"
  • "Democracy in America. Translated by Henry Reeve. With an introd. written especially for this heirloom ed. by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn."
  • "Democracy in America; selections."
  • "Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville. The Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen, now further corrected and edited with introd., editorial notes and bibliographies by Phillips Bradley."@en
  • "Democracy in America : complete in one volume /"
  • "Democracy in America. The Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen, now further corrected and edited with introduction, editorial notes, and bibliographies by Phillips Bradley."@en
  • "De la democratie en Amérique."@en
  • "Democracy in America : vol. 1."@en
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  • "Democracy in America. 2 /"
  • "Democracy in America : (in relation to political institutions) /"
  • "Democracy In America"@en
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  • "Democracy in America : selections /"@en
  • "Democracy in America : selections /"
  • "Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville /"@en
  • "De la démocratie en Amérique"
  • "De la démocratie en Amérique"@en
  • "Democracy in America"@en
  • "Democracy in America"
  • "Democracy in America -- Volume 2"@en
  • "Alexis de Tocqueville"@en
  • "Alexis de Tocqueville"
  • "[Democracy in America. Title translated from the Indonesian]."
  • "Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville. The Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen, now further corrected and edited with introduction, editorial notes, and bibliographies by Phillips Hadley."
  • "Democracy in America : with an original preface and notes /"
  • "DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA."
  • "De la democratie en Amerique"@en
  • "Democracy in America ; Volume 2"@en
  • "Democracy in America. Translated by Henry Reeve. Edited, with notes, the translation revised and in great part re-written, and the additions made to the recent Paris editions now first translated, by Francis Bowen."
  • "Tocqueville's America 1997 (Online)"
  • "Democracy in America / English Edition"@en
  • "Democracy in America ... Translated by Henry Reeve ... with an original preface and notes by John C. Spencer ..."
  • "Democracy in America;"
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  • "Democracy in America : translated, edited, and with an introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop."
  • "Democracy in America; translated by Henry Reeve, edited with and introduction by H. S. Commager."
  • "Democracy in America. By Alexis de Tocqueville. Translated by Henry Reeve, Esq. A new edition, with an introductory note by the translator. In two volumes."@en
  • "Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville ; translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings ; abridged with an introduction by /"
  • "Democracy in America Vol. 2"
  • "Democracy in America : vol. 2."@en
  • "Democracy in America ... Translated by Henry Reeve."@en
  • "Democracy in America : volume 2 /"@en
  • "Democracy in America Democracy in America /"
  • "Democracy in American : Volume II /"
  • "Tocqueville"
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  • "Democracy in America. Volume II"
  • "Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville. The Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen, now further corrected."
  • "Democracy in America. /"@en
  • "Democracy in America. /"
  • "Democracy in America ; the Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen, now further corrected and edited, with introduction, editorial notes, and bibliography by Phillips Bradley. --"@en
  • "Democracy in America : in two volumes /"
  • "Democracy in America [in relation to political institutions]"@en
  • "Democracy in America,"@en
  • "Democracy in America,"
  • "Democracy in America : The Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen, now further corrected and edited /"
  • "Democracy in America : With an introd. by Henry Steele Commager /"
  • "Democracy in America: selections."@en
  • "Democracy in America : the Henry Reeve text as revised by Francis Bowen."@en
  • "Democracy in America, volume 1"
  • "Democracy in America /"@en
  • "Democracy in America /"
  • "Democracy in America (in relation to political institutions) /"@en
  • "Democracy in America /¿FCctranslated, edited, and with an introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop"@en
  • "Democracy in America, (in relation to political institutions),"
  • "Tocqueville's America (Online)"
  • "Democracy in America, volume II /"@en
  • "[Democracy in America ... Translated by Henry Reeve ... With an original preface and notes, by John C. Spencer ... Third American edition. Revised and corrected.]."
  • "la démocratie en Amérique (English)"
  • "Democracy in America : by Richard D. Heffner /"
  • "[Democracy in America ... Translated by Henry Reeve.]."
  • "Democracy in America ..."
  • "Democracy in America ..."@en
  • "Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville; With an introduction by Alan Ryan"
  • "De la démocratie en Amérique <engl.>"
  • "Democracy in America : the Henry Reeve text /"@en

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