The Resource Democracy in America : in two volumes, Alexis De Tocqueville ; with a critical appraisal of each volume by John Stuart Mill ; translated by Henry Reeve

Democracy in America : in two volumes, Alexis De Tocqueville ; with a critical appraisal of each volume by John Stuart Mill ; translated by Henry Reeve

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Democracy in America : in two volumes
Title
Democracy in America
Title remainder
in two volumes
Statement of responsibility
Alexis De Tocqueville ; with a critical appraisal of each volume by John Stuart Mill ; translated by Henry Reeve
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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
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1805-1859
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Tocqueville, Alexis de
LC call number
  • JK216
  • JK216
LC item number
  • .T7 1961
  • .T713 1961
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  • 1806-1873
  • 1813-1895
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  • Mill, John Stuart
  • Reeve, Henry
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Schocken paperbacks, SB13-14
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  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism
  • Libéralisme
  • Conservatisme
  • Démocratie
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
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Democracy in America : in two volumes, Alexis De Tocqueville ; with a critical appraisal of each volume by John Stuart Mill ; translated by Henry Reeve
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"Unabridged edition"--Cover
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • V.1. -- Exterior form of North America -- Origin of the Anglo-Americans, and its importance in relation to their future condition -- Social condition of the Anglo-American -- The principle of the sovereignty of the people in America -- Necessity of examining the condition of the states before that of the union at large -- Judicial power in the United States, and its influence on political society -- Political jurisdiction in the United States -- The federal constitution -- Why the people may strictly be said to govern the United States -- Parties in the United States -- Liberty of the press in the United States -- Poliltical associations in the United States -- Government of the democracy in America -- What the real advantages are which American Society derives from the government of the democracy -- Unlimited power of the majority in the United States, and its consequences -- Causes which mitigate the tyranny of the majority in the United States -- Principal causes which tend to maintain the Democratic Republic in the United States -- The present and probable future condition of the three races which inhabit the territory of the United States
  • V.2. -- First book: Influence of democracy on the progress of opinion in the United States -- Second book: Influence of democracy on the feelings of the Americans -- Third book: Influence of democracy on manners, properly so called -- Fourth book: Influence of democratic opinions and sentiments on political society
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Schocken ed., Unabridged ed.
Extent
2 volumes (lxxxiv, 522; lxiv, 432 pages)
Lccn
61016651
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)01310245
  • (OCoLC)ocm01310245
Label
Democracy in America : in two volumes, Alexis De Tocqueville ; with a critical appraisal of each volume by John Stuart Mill ; translated by Henry Reeve
Publication
Note
"Unabridged edition"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V.1. -- Exterior form of North America -- Origin of the Anglo-Americans, and its importance in relation to their future condition -- Social condition of the Anglo-American -- The principle of the sovereignty of the people in America -- Necessity of examining the condition of the states before that of the union at large -- Judicial power in the United States, and its influence on political society -- Political jurisdiction in the United States -- The federal constitution -- Why the people may strictly be said to govern the United States -- Parties in the United States -- Liberty of the press in the United States -- Poliltical associations in the United States -- Government of the democracy in America -- What the real advantages are which American Society derives from the government of the democracy -- Unlimited power of the majority in the United States, and its consequences -- Causes which mitigate the tyranny of the majority in the United States -- Principal causes which tend to maintain the Democratic Republic in the United States -- The present and probable future condition of the three races which inhabit the territory of the United States
  • V.2. -- First book: Influence of democracy on the progress of opinion in the United States -- Second book: Influence of democracy on the feelings of the Americans -- Third book: Influence of democracy on manners, properly so called -- Fourth book: Influence of democratic opinions and sentiments on political society
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Schocken ed., Unabridged ed.
Extent
2 volumes (lxxxiv, 522; lxiv, 432 pages)
Lccn
61016651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)01310245
  • (OCoLC)ocm01310245

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