This Halcyon Classics ebook contains French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville's 2-volume DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA and AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR INFLUENCE.
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA (originally published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) examines the democratic institutions of the United States in the 1830s and its strengths and weaknesses. The work is regarded as a seminal text in economics and a key work in the foundation of economic sociology.
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR INFLUENCE discusses many of the common American political institutions of early 19th century, including local government, courts, jury trials, the Constitution, States Rights, voting, and many other topics.
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Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French political thinker and historian. From an old noble family, de Tocqueville grew to despise the July Monarchy and supported its overthrow in 1848. He also opposed the rise of Napoleon III. De Tocqueville is remembered by Americans for his tour of the 19th century United States and his observations of American culture and political institutions.