Democracy in America / Edition 1

Democracy in America / Edition 1

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by Alexis de Tocqueville, Isaac (Ed.) Kramnick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393929868

ISBN-13: 9780393929867

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville’s classic text in the Henry Reeves translation.
It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations and an introduction addressing Democracy in America’s canonic and iconic place in American life. “Backgrounds” includes seven letters offering Tocqueville’s impressions of his nine-and-a…  See more details below

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The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville’s classic text in the Henry Reeves translation.
It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations and an introduction addressing Democracy in America’s canonic and iconic place in American life. “Backgrounds” includes seven letters offering Tocqueville’s impressions of his nine-and-a-half month journey through the United States. Nine contemporary reviews, both American and European, trace Democracy in America’s varied initial reception. Thirteen “Interpretations” gauge Tocqueville’s influence on American political thought and on democracy’s legacy. Contributors include David Riesman, Max Lerner, Robert Nisbet, James T. Schleifer, Catherine Zuckert, Sheldon S. Wolin, Edward C. Banfield, Daniel T. Rodgers, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Sean Wilentz, Henry Steele Commager, James T. Kloppenberg, and Tamara M. Teale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393929867
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(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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