America after Tocqueville: Democracy against Difference

America after Tocqueville: Democracy against Difference

by Harvey Mitchell, Mitchell Harvey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521030242

ISBN-13: 9780521030243

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"America After Tocqueville complements Harvey Mitchell's earlier book, Individual Choice and the Structures of History: Alexis de Tocqueville as Historian Reappraised (1996), Mitchell's new study draws on Democracy in America to study the condition of democracy in the United States in our own time." Many of the difficulties we have in grasping Tocqueville's fullest…  See more details below

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"America After Tocqueville complements Harvey Mitchell's earlier book, Individual Choice and the Structures of History: Alexis de Tocqueville as Historian Reappraised (1996), Mitchell's new study draws on Democracy in America to study the condition of democracy in the United States in our own time." Many of the difficulties we have in grasping Tocqueville's fullest intentions in his seminal work lie in his marginalization of problems he raised in "The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races that Inhabit the Territory of the United States," the last chapter that concludes the first volume of Democracy in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030243
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

References to Tocqueville's Democracy in America
Preface
IPaths to Democracy in America
1Introduction: Thinking about American Democracy3
2Democracy's Experiment: From Inequality to Equality23
3Achieving a Democratic Civil Society49
IIBeginnings and Democracy
4Beginnings and History: Red and White in Tocqueville's America75
5The New England Township Before the Revolution: Tocqueville's American Pastoral114
6A Second Beginning: Black and White in Tocqueville's America132
IIIAmerican Democracy on Trial
7Difference, Race, and Color in America185
8Maintaining American Democracy213
9The State, Authority, and the People242
10Conclusion276
Works Cited295
Index311

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