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DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, ABRIDGED / Edition 1
     

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, ABRIDGED / Edition 1

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

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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:
498,971
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
A Note on the Text     xvii
The Text of Democracy in America     1
Backgrounds     619
Tocqueville Letters     621
To Ernest de Chabrol, New York, 9 June 1831     621
To M. Louis de Kergolay, Yonkers, 20 June 1831     622
To Ernest de Chabrol, Hartford, 7 October 1831     626
To the Countess de Tocqueville, On the Mississippi, 25 December 1831     627
To Eugene Stoffels, Paris, 21 February 1835     628
To Henry Reeve, Paris, 22 March 1837     629
To John Quincy Adams, Paris, 4 December 1837     630
Reviews of Democracy in America     632
Le Temps, Paris, April 1835     632
Revue des deux mondes, July-September 1840     636
Preface to 1838 American Edition of Democracy in America     643
Preface to 1841 American Edition of Democracy in America     646
The North American Review, July 1836     650
The United States Democratic Review, October 1837     659
The Knickerbocker; or The New York Monthly Magazine, September 1838     670
London Review, October 1835     673
Edinburgh Review, October 1840     683
Interpretations     705
Tocquevilleas Ethnographer     707
Tocqueville and American Civilization     717
Many Tocquevilles     724
From Egoism to Individualism     739
Not by Preaching: Tocqueville on the Role of Religion in American Democracy     750
Archaism and Modernity     767
The Illiberal Tocqueville     777
Of Prophets and Prophecy     788
Individualism and Apathy in Tocqueville's Democracy     799
Many Democracies: On Tocqueville and Jacksonian America     809
Democracy and the Tyranny of the Majority     825
Life Everlasting: Tocqueville in America     834
Tocqueville and American Legal Studies: The Paradox of Liberty and Destruction     848
Selected Bibliography     855

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DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, ABRIDGED 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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