DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, ABRIDGED / Edition 1

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, ABRIDGED / Edition 1

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by Alexis de Tocqueville, Stephen D. (Translator) Grant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872204944

ISBN-13: 9780872204942

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

This new abridged translation of Democracy in America reflects the rich Tocqueville scholarship of the past forty years, and restores chapters central to Tocqueville's analysis absent from previous abridgments—including his discussions of enlightened self-interest and the public's influence on ethical standards. Judicious notes and a thoughtful

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This new abridged translation of Democracy in America reflects the rich Tocqueville scholarship of the past forty years, and restores chapters central to Tocqueville's analysis absent from previous abridgments—including his discussions of enlightened self-interest and the public's influence on ethical standards. Judicious notes and a thoughtful Introduction offer aids to the understanding of a masterpiece of nineteenth-century social thought that continues in our own day to illuminate debates about the roles of liberty and equality in American life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872204942
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
331
Sales rank:
231,756
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.46(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Note on this Reeve Edition
Preface to this Edition
Introductory Notice
Introductory Chapter3
Ch. IExterior form of North America14
Ch. IIOrigin of the Anglo-Americans, and its importance in relation to their future condition20
Ch. IIISocial condition of the Anglo-Americans35
Ch. IVThe principle of the sovereignty of the people in America41
Ch. VNecessity of examining the condition of the States before that of the Union at Large44
Ch. VIJudicial power in the United States, and its influence on political society73
Ch. VIIPolitical jurisdiction in the United States79
Ch. VIIIThe Federal Constitution84
Ch. IXWhy the people may strictly be said to govern in the United States133
Ch. XParties in the United States134
Ch. XILiberty of the Press in the United States140
Ch. XIIPolitical associations in the United States147
Ch. XIIIGovernment of the Democracy in America154
Ch. XIVWhat the real advantages are which American Society derives from the Government of the Democracy186
Ch. XVUnlimited power of the majority in the United States, and its consequences201
Ch. XVICauses which mitigate the tyranny of the majority in the United States215
Ch. XVIIPrincipal causes which tend to maintain the Democratic Republic in the United States228
Ch. XVIIIThe present and probable future condition of the three Races which inhabit the territory of the United States264
Opinions of the Present Work344
Endnotes347
Appendix640
Index691

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Democracy in America is exactly that,Alexis de Toquieville (in wonderful language) explains step by step, what a democracy is all about. He came to this country to take back to France, our ideas of what a Democracy was, and how to institute a democracy... He detailed how to build a democracy and what made America great. If you,, as a reader wish to know the fundemental facts of this great nation and your responsiblity to this nation as a citizen, a voter, and a patriot,this book is for you. No where else is this information available.Alexis de Toquieville is indeed unique and has given us back our country and who and what we are....'Everyone who is a citizen should take the trouble to struggle through this book,it can be a hard read,but the fruits of that ordeal will be well worth it....good luck and enjoy. Barbara Guillette