Coupon
Tocqueville : Democracy in America
by Alexis de Tocqueville and Arthur Goldhammer


Overview - Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in 1831 to study its penitentiary systems. His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in"Democracy in America"(1835 40), a landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis.  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $37.50

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 22 copies from $19.49
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About Tocqueville by Alexis de Tocqueville; Arthur Goldhammer
 
 
 
Overview
Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in 1831 to study its penitentiary systems. His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in"Democracy in America"(1835 40), a landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis. Tocqueville vividly describes the unprecedented social equality he found in America and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically probing the deep differences between the free and slave states. The clear, fluid, and vigorous translation by Arthur Goldhammer is the first to fully capture Tocqueville s achievements both as an accomplished literary stylist and as a profound political thinker."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781931082549
  • ISBN-10: 1931082545
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publish Date: February 2004
  • Page Count: 928
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Library of America

Related Categories

Books > Political Science > History & Theory - General
Books > Philosophy > Political

 
BAM Customer Reviews