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Democracy in America

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville; Harvey Claflin Mansfield; Delba Winthrop
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Original work was written by Tocqueville, a French citizen who visited America in 1831 and published this account of American democracy in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840. This is the third English-language translation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis de Tocqueville; Harvey Claflin Mansfield; Delba Winthrop
ISBN: 0226805328 9780226805320
OCLC Number: 43481685
Description: xciii, 722 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: External Configuration of North America --
On the Point of Departure and Its Importance for the Future of the Anglo-Americans --
Reasons for Some Singularities That the Laws and Customs of the Anglo-Americans Present --
Social State of the Anglo-Americans --
That the Salient Point of the Social State of the Anglo-Americans Is Its Being Essentially Democratic --
Political Consequences of the Social State of the Anglo-Americans --
On the Principle of the Sovereignty of the People in America --
Necessity of Studying What Takes Place in the Particular States before Speaking of the Government of the Union --
On the Township System in America --
Size of the Township --
Powers of the Township in New England --
On Township Existence --
On the Spirit of the Township in New England --
On the County in New England --
On Administration in New England --
General Ideas about Administration in the United States --
On the State --
Legislative Power of the State --
On the Executive Power of the State --
On the Political Effects of Administrative Decentralization in the United States --
On Judicial Power in the United States and Its Action on Political Society --
Other Powers Granted to American Judges --
On Political Judgment in the United States --
On the Federal Constitution --
History of the Federal Constitution --
Summary Picture of the Federal Constitution --
Prerogatives of the Federal Government --
Federal Powers --
Legislative Powers --
Another Difference between the Senate and the House of Representatives --
On the Executive Power.
Other Titles: De la démocratie en Amérique.
Responsibility: translated, edited, and with an introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop.
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"[A] major new translation. . . . Tocqueville's insights confirm his brilliance and remind us that many features of national character are virtually indestructible."--Robert J. Samuelson "Newsweek "

 
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