Democracy in America
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.
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The Outward Configuration of North America
On the Point of Departure and Its Importance
Social State of the AngloAmericans
On the Principle of Popular Sovereignty
On Judicial Power in the United States and
On Political Judgment in the United States
On the Federal Constitution
How the Taste for Material Gratifications
How Excessive Love of WellBeing
Why Nearly All Americans Are Inclined
How Mores Become Milder as Conditions
Why Americans Are So Slow to Take Offense
Consequences of the Three Previous Chapters
How Democracy Modifies Relations Between Servant and Master
How Democratic Institutions and Mores Tend to Raise Prices and Shorten the Terms of Leases
On Freedom of the Press in the United States
On Political Association in the United States
On the Government of Democracy in America
What Are the Real Advantages to American
On the Omnipotence of the Majority in
On That Which Tempers the Tyranny of
On the Principal Causes That Tend to Maintain
Some Considerations Concerning the Present
On the Principal Source of Beliefs Among
Why the Americans Have Never Been
On the Progress of Catholicism in
How the Example of the Americans Does
Why Americans Devote Themselves More to
In What Spirit Americans Cultivate the Arts
Why Americans Build Such Insignificant
On the Literary Industry
On Some Sources of Poetry in Democratic
Why American Writers and Orators
On Certain Tendencies Peculiar to Historians
Why Democratic Peoples Show a More Ardent
How Individualism Is More Pronounced
On the Use That Americans Make
Relations Between Civil Associations
How Americans Combat Individualism with
How Americans Apply the Doctrine
On the Particular Effects of the Love
Influence of Democracy on Wages
Influence of Democracy on the Family
Raising Girls in the United States
How the Traits of the Girl Can Be Divined in the Wife
How Equality of Conditions Helps to Maintain Good Morals in America
How the Americans Understand the Equality of Man and Woman
How Equality Naturally Divides the Americans into a Multitude of Small Private Societies
Some Reflections on American Manners
On the Gravity of Americans and Why It Does Not Prevent Them from Acting Rashly
Why the National Vanity of the Americans Is More Restless and Argumentative Than That of the English
How Society in the United States Seems Both Agitated and Monotonous
On Honor in the United States and in Democratic Societies
Why There Are So Many Ambitious Men and So Few Great Ambitions in the United States
On PlaceHunting in Certain Democratic Nations
Why Great Revolutions Will Become Rare
Why Democratic Peoples Naturally Desire Peace and Democratic Armies Naturally Desire War
Which Class in Democratic Armies Is the Most
On Discipline in Democratic Armies
How the Sentiments of Democratic Peoples
How Sovereign Power in Todays European
What Kind of Despotism Democratic Nations
Continuation of the Preceding Chapters
General View of the Subject
Note on the Texts
Determinants of Economic Growth: A Cross-country Empirical Study
Robert J. Barro
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Modern History Sourcebook: de Tocqueville: Democracy in America
from Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, volume II, translated by Daniel Gilman (New York: Century Co., 1898), pages 37-39, 119-121, 124-128 ...
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Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America" is both an appreciation of American democracy, and a cautionary tale about its fragility.
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Tocqueville: Book II Chapter 6
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