Tocqueville in America by George Wilson Pierson

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .

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  • Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859 -- Travel -- United States.,
  • Beaumont, Gustave de, 1802-1866 -- Travel -- United States.,
  • United States -- Description and travel.,
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1783-1865.

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Statementby George Wilson Pierson.
LC ClassificationsE165 .P65 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 852 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages852
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL989462M
ISBN 100801855063
LC Control Number96027754

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Alexis de Tocqueville () was a French sociologist and political theorist who traveled to the United States to study its prisons and wrote “Democracy in America” (), one of the. When, inAlexis de Tocqueville came to study Democracy in America, the trial of nearly a half-century of the working of our system had been made, and it had been proved, by many crucial tests, to be a government of "liberty regulated by law," with such results in the development of strength, in population, wealth, and military and.

In Democracy in America, 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 Brand: Library of America.

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Morgan In the eleven years that separated the Declaration of the In-dependence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Constitution, the greatCited by: Tocqueville’s democratic curiosity about democracy permeates his great book, which was published in two volumes, in and Open-eyed, restless, theoretical but also pragmatic, interested.

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(–40), a perceptive analysis of the political and social system of the United States in the early 19th century. Early life. Tocqueville was a great-grandson of the statesman Chrétien de Malesherbes ( The Project Gutenberg EBook of Democracy In America, Volume 2 (of 2), by Alexis de Toqueville This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

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His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in this landmark masterpiece of political /5(5). America. Tocqueville and Beaumont left for America on April 2, Their baggage included dozens of letters of introduction and a few works on the United States: those of Volney and of Cooper, a history of the United States, and the book by Basil Hall.

They did not need them very much. In he, and his life long friend, Gustave de Beaumont, began their travels. Although, the orders were to investigate the American prison system, Alexis used the time to research his book, Democracy in America.

Gustave de Beaumont also wrote accounts of their travels in “Jacksonian America: Marie or Slavery in the United States”. About Democracy in America. Democracy in America has had the singular honor of being even to this day the work that political commentators of every stripe refer to when they seek to draw large conclusions about the society of the United States.

Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat, came to the young nation to investigate the functioning of American democracy and the social. Democracy in America, written by Alexis de Tocqueville between andis considered one of the most comprehensive and insightful books ever written about the U.S.

Having seen the failed attempts at a democratic government in his native France, Tocqueville set out to study a stable and prosperous democracy in order to gain insight into how it : Ashley Crossman.

Claim: Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that "America is great because she is good."Misattributed. Democracy in America, originally titled De La Democratie en Amerique, is a classic French political text published in two volumes in and by Alexis De Tocqueville, a prominent French diplomat and political scientist.

De Tocqueville examines the rise of democracy in the relatively new country of the United States and discusses what he. Democracy in America, is a firsthand sociopolitical observation of the United States written by French lawyer Alexis de Tocqueville in The author documents his travels through America and contrasts his experiences with established aristocratic systems in Western Europe.

Alexis de Tocqueville, a younger aristocratic French lawyer, got here to america in to review its penitentiary methods. His 9-month go to and subsequent studying and reflection resulted in Democracy in America (–forty), a landmark masterpiece of political remark and evaluation. From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America--first published in enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character.

Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's ability to illuminate the. Preview this book» What people are Democracy in America, Volume 2 Alexis de Tocqueville Full view - Democracy in America, Volume 1 Alexis de Tocqueville Full view - Democracy in America, Volume 1 Alexis de Tocqueville Full view - View all» /5(5).

Tocqueville's main point in this section is that political freedom requires sacrifices, whereas the pleasures of equal Read More. Vol. 2, Part 2, Chapters 11– As is often found in Democracy in America, the framework of this chapter features a contrast between aristocracy and. DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA by Alexis de Tocqueville ABOUT THE BOOK: De La Democratie en Amerique; published in two volumes, the first in and the second in is a classic French text by Alexis de.

De Tocqueville had to have been one of the most brilliant people to ever live. It's fascinating to listen to his insights and see what things he got "wrong or right" about the future of America. This isn't just a book about 19th century, antebellum America, however.

Much of De Tocqueville's thoughts are still useful as applied to America today. This video is a companion to C-SPANs tour book, Traveling Tocquevilles America. Tocqueville, a French aristocrat, was accompanied on his tour by Gustave de Beaumont.

Tocqueville’s America Democracy in America are from the graceful and lively translation by Arthur Goldhammer, published in by the Library of America.) The America that Tocqueville.

Democracy in America: And Two Essays on America by Alexis Tocqueville. One of the most influential political texts ever written on America, and an indispensable authority on the nature of democracy In Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through eastern America.

“Butterfield’s The Making of Tocqueville’s America is a landmark analysis of the rise of associational civil life in the early American republic. Where the eighteenth-century origins of popular civil society were clearly grounded in sensibility and sociability, Butterfield demonstrates with great force and clarity that a new associational framework of legal rights and procedural.

The primary focus of Democracy in America is an analysis of why republican representative democracy has succeeded in the United States when it failed in so many other places. Tocqueville also speculates on the future of democracy in the United States, discussing both possible threats to democracy and possible dangers of democracy, including his.

Tocqueville describes the structure of his book: the first part will explain how, based on his observations and travels, democracy has structured American laws, while the second will discuss its society more generally.

In all, he will be careful to examine both advantages and disadvantages of. A review of Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville; edited, translated, and with an Introduction by Harvey C.

Mansfield and Delba Winthrop. A new political science is needed for a world altogether new,” Alexis de Tocqueville famously proclaimed. With this splendid new translation of Democracy in America, Harvey C.

Mansfield and Delba Winthrop have opened up a new world of scholars. Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville, translated by Gerald Bevan (Penguin Classics, £). The surprisingly large number of readers who. Alexis de Tocqueville was born this date in He was a White French journalist and abolitionist writer.

He was born in Paris to Herve-Bonaventure Clerel de Tocqueville and Louise Le Peletier de Rosanbo. His older brothers were named Hippolyte and Edouard. Tocqueville came from an aristocratic background. He had a private tutor, the abbe Lesueur, until high school, and then attended high.

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, based on the revised and corrected text of the French edition and meticulously. Tocqueville’s sojourn in America did lead to the writing of a book on the American penal system, but its much more important result was the reflection on equality and freedom known as Democracy in America.

This great book remains arguably one of the two most important books on America political life, the Federalist Papers being the other one.

Alexis De Tocqueville's research for his book The Old Regime and the Revolution taught him that there were several socio-political and economic causes that led to the Revolution.

There is enough excellent historical scholarship available to finally put to bed the myth that the Enlightenment was in and of itself the impetus that caused French Cited by:   “Tocqueville and His America is a very subtle, complex work, and its scope is enormous.

Kaledin carries the reader forward with energy and clarity A remarkable, fascinating, and original book.”—James T. Schleifer, author of The Making of Tocqueville's Democracy in America. InAlexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through the eastern United States.

The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation’s evolving insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America.

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