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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alexis de Tocqueville; Henry Reeve; Henry Steele Commager
|Description:||xxviii, 599,  pages 16 cm.|
|Contents:||The author's preface to the first part. --
Exterior form of North America. --
Origin of the Anglo-Americans and its importance in relation to their present condition. --
The social condition of the Anglo-Americans. --
The principle of the sovereignty of the people of America. --
Townships and municipal bodies. --
Judicial power in the United States, and its influence on political society. --
The federal constitution. --
Characteristics and advantages of the American federal system. --
Political parties. --
Liberty of the press in the United States. --
Political associations in the United States. --
Democratic government in America. --
The real advantages that American society derives from democratic government. --
Unlimited power of the majority in the United States, and its consequences. --
Causes which mitigate the tyranny of the majority in the United States. --
Principal causes which tend to maintain the democratic republic in the United States. --
The influence of manners and religion on democratic institutions in the United States. --
The chances of the duration of the union. --
Future prospects of the United States. The author's preface to the second part. --
The influences of democracy on philosophy. --
The influences of democracy on religion. --
The influences of democracy on science and the arts. --
The influences of democracy on language and literature. --
Individualism in democratic countries. --
The use Americans make of public associations. --
The principle of interest rightly understood. --
The desire for wealth and for physical prosperity. --
Occupations and business callings. --
The influence of democracy on manners. --
The influence of democracy on social and domestic relations. --
The influence of democracy on public relations. --
Why great revolutions will become more rare. --
Warfare among democratic peoples. --
The influence of democratic opinions and sentiments on political society.
|Series Title:||World's classics, 496.|
|Other Titles:||De la démocratie en Amérique.|
|Responsibility:||by Alexis de Tocqueville, translated by Henry Reeve ... Edited, with an introduction, by Henry Steele Commager.|
- United States -- Politics and government.
- United States -- Social conditions.
- États-Unis -- Conditions sociales.
- États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement.
- États-Unis -- Histoire constitutionnelle.
- United States -- Politics and government
- United States -- Social conditions
- Politics and government.
- Social conditions.
- United States.