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Democracy in America

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Description for Democracy in America Paperback. In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. This title presents an analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Editor(s): Kramnick, Isaac. Translator(s): Bevan, Gerald. Num Pages: 992 pages, chronology, notes. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; DNF; HBJK; HBLL; JPHV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 42. Weight in Grams: 678.
In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville's study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has been quoted by every American president since Eisenhower. It remains a key point of reference for any discussion of the American nation or the democratic system.

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2003
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Condition
New
Number of Pages
992
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780140447606
SKU
9780140447606
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About Alexis Tocqueville
The French sociologist and historian, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) was active in the law and served for a time as foreign minister. He also wrote L'Ancien Regime. Gerald Bevan is the translator. Issac Kramnick is Professor of Government at Cornell and edited The Federalist Papers for Penguin.

Reviews for Democracy in America
No better study of a nation's institutions and culture than Tocqueville's Democracy in America has ever been written by a foreign observer. -The New York Times The Bradley edition of Tocqueville's classic is the best now available in English. -Charles A. Beard Professor Bradley's edition should remain the standard one for our ... Read more

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