Democracy in america was a book published in two volumes by french aristocrat alexis de tocqueville in 1835 and 1840 the book is a summarization of de tocqueville's touring of america in the early 1830 s (mostly 1831 ), in which he observed the process of democracy in america from a third party perspective. Democracy in america, is a firsthand sociopolitical observation of the united states written by french lawyer alexis de tocqueville in 1831 the author documents his travels through america and contrasts his experiences with established aristocratic systems in western europe.
Alexis de tocqueville, democracy in america aristocracy is a phenomenon that is perhaps as natural a summer crop, and as devastating as the locusts that eat it de tocqueville’s position on aristocracy is quite clear. Democracy in america study guide contains a biography of alexis de tocqueville, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Democracy in america alexis de tocqueville 1831 chapter xvii: principal causes maintaining the democratic republic – part i at other times catholics have taken the side of aristocracy from a spirit of religion but no sooner is the priesthood entirely separated from the government, as is the case in the united states, than is found that.
America, then, exhibits in her social state an extraordinary phenomenon men are there seen on a greater equality in point of fortune and intellect, or, in other words, more equal in their strength, than in any other country of the world, or in any age of which history has preserved the remembrance. Works by or about alexis de tocqueville at internet archive works by alexis de tocqueville at librivox (public domain audiobooks) alexis, charles, henri clérel de tocqueville (1805–1859) assemblée nationale (in french) alexis de tocqueville alexis de tocqueville (1805–1859).
Alexis de tocqueville, democracy in america aristocracy is a phenomenon that is perhaps as natural a summer crop, and as devastating as the locusts that eat it de tocqueville’s position on aristocracy is quite clear.
Title page of democracy in america by alexis de tocqueville, printed at new york, 1838 author: alexis de tocqueville: the aristocracy, insightful analysis of political society was supplemented in the second volume by description of civil society as a sphere of private and civilian affairs.
Alexis de tocqueville and gustave de beaumont in america: their friendship and their travels, edited by oliver zunz, translated by arthur goldhammer (university of virginia press, 2011), 698 pages includes previously unpublished letters, essays, and other writings.
The first volume of democracy in america consists of two parts: the first, and shorter one is a description of american self-government and political institutions the second is a description and analysis of democratic government and majority rule in the united states. An excerpt from democracy in america also available on website: online catalogs, secure online ordering, excerpts from new books sign up for email notification of new releases in your field.