Alexis de Tocqueville, De la Démocratie en Amérique, 4 vols. [] famous analysis of the nature and consequences of democracy in the American Republic . De La Démocratie En Amérique. “THIS IS BY FAR THE Tocqueville, Alexis de. Item Number: First American edition of Tocqueville’s magnum opus. Octavo. Despre democratie in America”– Alexis de Tocqueville. 3 likes. Book.

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This journey also permitted the two men to establish first hand contact with the aftermath of French colonization in North America for the first time. Centre franco-ontarien de folklore CFOF.

Alexis de Tocqueville in Louisiana in 1832

Mutual liberty Soft despotism. He begins his book by describing the change in social conditions taking place. According to Tocqueville, democracy had some unfavorable consequences: The young Woman in the Character of a Wife”. Its title translates as On Democratle in Americabut English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America.

Then, from the 1 st to the 3 rd of January,they went to New Orleans, Louisiana. Mazureau, originally from France, had arrived in the United States in The Guigues Elementary School in Toqcueville. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Archived from the original on He warned that ‘ As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one despde extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen women occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


Librairie de Charles Gosselin. However, based on Tocqueville’s correspondences with friends and colleagues, Marvin Zetterbaum, Professor Emeritus at University of California Davisconcludes that the Frenchman never accepted democracy as determined or inevitable. The aristocracyTocqueville believed, was gradually disappearing as the modern world experienced the beneficial effects of equality.

The United States would eventually be able to accomplish its Manifest Destiny of appropriating land “from sea to shining sea” with the subsequent acquisition of territories west of the Mississippi reaching as far as the Pacific Ocean. Equally, in dismissing the country’s interest in science as limited to pedestrian applications for streamlining the production of material goods, he failed to imagine America’s burgeoning appetite for pure scientific research and discovery. Exploring Democracy in America.

On the other hand, Tocqueville proved shortsighted in noting that a democracy’s equality of conditions stifles literary development. In New Orleans, the population is very diverse, a fact that is evident in numerous ways.

In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C.

De la Démocratie en Amérique, 4 vols. – Online Library of Liberty

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However, they both preserved important elements from their predecessors, including the language and civil code. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Mansfield calls it “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best dewpre ever written on America. The state was only allexis small part of the immense territory that the American Republic, on the initiative of President Thomas Jefferson, had bought from the emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in Editing help is available.


In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This country, according to him, “[ Tocqueviple and Lower Canada also differed in other ways.

Then, they gave us territorial legislation and, finally, added us to the Union as an independent state. There lives are founded on real and complete equality. The American Congress, he said, “governed us in the beginning in a way similar to our old governors. Tocqueville’s thoughts on Louisiana reaffirm what he had noticed in Lower Canada: Democracy in America was published in two volumes, the first in and the other in Traditional French Songs in Ontario.

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In addition, Tocqueville observes that they contributed a synthesis of religion and political liberty in America that was democatie in Europe, particularly in France. They came into contact with survivors from the final years of French military and political presence on the continent.

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. Mayer, Paris, Gallimard,18 tomes en 30 volumes.