Tocqueville and American civilization. by Max Lerner

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .

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  • Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859

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SeriesHarper colophon books,, CN 157
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LC ClassificationsJC229.T8 L4
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Pagination125 p.
Number of Pages125
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Open LibraryOL5284439M
LC Control Number72003125

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, Description: xvii, pages ; 24 cm. Alexis de Tocqueville () came to America in to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the country's equality of conditions, its book he wrote on his return to France, Democracy in America, is both the best ever written on Tocqueville and American civilization.

book and the best ever written on remains the most often quoted book about the United Cited by: Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, comte de Tocqueville (French: [alɛgzi də tɔkvil]; 29 July – 16 April ), colloquially known as Tocqueville (/ ˈ t ɒ k v ɪ l, ˈ t oʊ k-/), was a French aristocrat, diplomat, political scientist and is best known for his works Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes, and ) and The Old Regime and the Revolution ().Constituency: Sainte-Mère-Église.

Alexis de Tocqueville, (born JParis, France—died ApCannes), political scientist, historian, and politician, best known for Democracy in America, 4 vol. (–40), a perceptive analysis of the political and social system of the United States in the early 19th century.

Early life. Tocqueville was a great-grandson of the statesman Chrétien de. The pride and comfort that the American people enjoy in the great commentaries of De Tocqueville are far removed from the selfish adulation that comes from a great and singular success.

It is the consciousness of victory over a false theory of government which has afflicted mankind for many ages, that gives joy to the true American, as it did. Tocqueville’s democratic curiosity about democracy permeates his great book, which was published in two volumes, in and Open-eyed.

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, ABRIDGED / Edition 1 available in Paperback, NOOK Book. Preface to American Edition of Democracy in America Tocqueville and American Civilization Many Tocquevilles From Egoism to Individualism Not by Preaching: Tocqueville on the Role of Religion in American Democracy /5(2).

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Tocqueville believes that the American Founders, in setting up a separation of church and state, had actually struck upon an arrangement that would both protect religious liberty and help religion. 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.

of chains and hangmen; nowadays even despotism, though it seemed to have nothing more to learn, has been perfected by civilization." Tyranny in democracies goes.

Alexis de Tocqueville, MB: This text-based PDF was prepared by the typesetters of the LF book. Tocqueville and American civilization. book EBook PDF: MB: This text-based PDF or EBook was created from the HTML version of this book and is part of the Portable Library of Liberty. Because Roman civilization died following the invasion of the barbarians, we are perhaps too.

Tocqueville's "Democracy in America" is a book that every American who reads should read. There's no better book on democracy and none better on America, first home of modern democracy. Among a wave of new translations and analyses in recent years, these two volumes provide elegant decoration for Tocqueville's masterpiece.

Alexis De Tocqueville wrote in his book called Democracy in America, how well Americans could get things done by forming various associations. These were. The core of Tocqueville’s American thesis is the singular combination of the spirit of religion and the spirit of liberty characteristic of the Puritan experiment in America, together with his dual claim that this fact both constitutes the proper starting point for understanding “American civilization” and provides “the key to nearly the whole book.”Cited by: 2.

Tocqueville Democracy In America Volume 1 By Alexis de Tocqueville Translator – Henry Reeve Book One Introduction Special Introduction By Hon. John T. Morgan In the eleven years that separated the Declaration of the In-dependence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Constitution, the greatCited by: The Washington Journal focused on the travels of Alexis de Tocqueville and his observations of Native Americans in northern Michigan and how they relate to.

Tocqueville’s main purpose in writing Democracy in America was to analyze the functioning of political society and the various forms of political associations, although he also had some reflections on civil society as well as the relations between political and civil society.

He ultimately seeks to understand the true nature of American political life and why it was so Author: Ashley Crossman. Tocqueville "had been impressed, in America, by the success with which the principles of liberty and equality evolved in the Old World had been applied to meet the needs of a new civilization governed by different ideals and different physical conditions he set down his observations on the American people and the American political scene in.

As presented by Tocqueville, American women are superior to the siren call of individualism. Despite being the intellectual and moral equals of men, American women accept (or, better, knowingly. If Tocqueville came to America with several preconceptions about the fundamental nature and the direction of modern society (which he acquired in part by attending Guizot’s lectures on civilization in Europe and France), he was, however, open to new experiences and willingly embraced new conceptual challenges.

Tocqueville and American Civilization Many Tocquevilles From Egoism to Individualism Not by Preaching: Tocqueville on the Role of Religion in American Democracy Archaism and Modernity The Illiberal Tocqueville Of Prophets and Prophecy Individualism and Apathy in Tocqueville's Democracy Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

De Tocqueville and the South. By Marshall DeRosa on Jun 6, I’ve been perplexed about Tocqueville’s posture towards the South for quite some time. On the surface, he seems to have a rather dismal view of the South.

and the Judeo-Christian American civilization. InAlexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through the eastern United States. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation’s evolving insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America.

French nobleman Alexis de Tocqueville's classic treatise on the American way of life. Over years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville, an astute political scientist, came to the United States to evaluate the meaning and actual functioning of : Therefore, while Democracy in America may at times seem to be a rather disorganized collection of observations and thoughts on American democracy, it is possible to gain a coherent sense of the work as a whole by looking at all of Tocqueville's various and sundry remarks through the lens of one paramount theme: the preservation of liberty in.

Tocqueville witnessed firsthand the “trail of tears,” the cruel dislocation of American Indians during a visit to Memphis, Tennessee, in the fall of He admired Native Americans’ quiet grandeur and lamented what “high civilization” had done to the Indian race.

De Tocqueville noted that Indians were unprepared for the advanced civilization that had taken over But beyond the sadness and the destitution of these two races, de Tocqueville found much to. Um, we say that, uh, Tocqueville’s book is the best book on democracy still and also the best book on America.

And the reason why they go together is that he found democracy in America. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Democracy in America — Volume 1 by Alexis de Tocqueville - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.

In he, and his life long friend, Gustave de Beaumont, began their travels. Although, the orders were to investigate the American prison system, Alexis used the time to research his book, Democracy in America.

Gustave de Beaumont also wrote accounts of their travels in “Jacksonian America: Marie or Slavery in the United States”. Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville, translated by Gerald Bevan (Penguin Classics, £).

The surprisingly large number of readers who chuckled over Toby Young's How to Lose Friends. Alexis de Tocqueville was the French author of Democracy in America (), perhaps the best, and certainly the most widely-quoted book ever written about the United was unusual for his time in many ways.

One way in which he stood out in nineteenth-century France was his attitude towards religion. De Tocqueville was a politician and historian, rather than a professional philosopher, but his analyses are a philosophical reflection as much as they are empirical research.

In the second book of Democracy in America, for example, he discusses what he calls "the philosophical method of the Americans." At that time Americans had not yet. Volume 2 is more deep and philosophical in its approach to understanding American democracy and ties up any loose ends that might have occured in volume 1.

A book that needs to be read now more than ever before, volume 2 deserves to be considered among the Great Books of Western civilization.5/5(4). The core of Tocqueville’s American thesis is the singular combination of the spirit of religion and the spirit of liberty characteristic of the Puritan experiment in America, together with his dual claim that this fact both constitutes the proper starting point for understanding “American civilization” and provides “the key to nearly.

By: Alexis de Tocqueville () Arguably, one of the most influential and insightful pieces of work concerned with American political life, Democracy in America directs itself towards American politics and society, and is considered to be one the best books written on the subject.

Published in 2 volumes, in andTocqueville records his findings after studying the 5/5(4). The book is influential both for its study of American society in the Jacksonian period and for its analysis of democracy.

In his introduction, Tocqueville writes: “In America, I saw more than America I sought the image of democracy itself, with its inclinations, its character, its prejudices, and its passions. Tocqueville “had been impressed, in America, by the success with which the principles of liberty and equality evolved in the Old World had been applied to meet the needs of a new civilization governed by different ideals and different physical conditions he set down his observations on the American people and the American political scene.

Alexis de Tocqueville () came to America in to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the country's equality of conditions, its book he wrote on his return to France, Democracy in America, is both the best ever written on democracy and the best ever written on remains the most often quoted book about the United 5/5(1).Democracy in America (–) is arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society.

This Library of America volume presents Alexis de Tocqueville’s masterpiece in an entirely new translation, the first to capture fully the precision and grace of his style while providing a rigorous and faithful rendering of his profound ideas and.

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