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Democracy in America and Two Essays on America (Penguin Classics) by Alexis de Tocqueville, Isaac Kramnick, Gerald Bevan epub fb2 djvu

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville, Isaac Kramnick, Gerald Bevan
Title: Democracy in America and Two Essays on America (Penguin Classics)
ISBN: 0140447601
ISBN13: 978-0140447606
Other Formats: lit docx mbr azw
Pages: 992 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics; 13th Printing edition (July 1, 2003)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1318 kb
Size FB2 version: 1820 kb
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

A contemporary study of the early American nation and its evolving democracy, from a French aristocrat and sociologistIn 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was Democracy in America, a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing deomcratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing that the egalitarian ideals it enshrined reflected the spirit of the age and even divine will. His study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has been quoted by every American president since Eisenhower, and remains a key point of reference for any discussion of the American nation or the democratic system.This new edition is the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, including the rarely-translated Two Weeks in the Wilderness, an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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