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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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. Write a customer review.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. He warned that ‘ This country, xe to him, “[ Before finishing Democracy in AmericaTocqueville believed that Beaumont’s study despte the United States would prove more comprehensive and penetrating. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

These similarities would not overshadow the considerable differences that existed between the two former French colonies. The primary focus of Democracy in America is an analysis of why republican representative democracy has succeeded in the United States while failing in so many other places.

The records that do exist are mostly transcriptions of his conversations with Mazureau and Guillemin, in which the differences between tocqueviloe two former French colonies in Tocquevlile America are highlighted. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Translator’s Note — Arthur Goldhammer”. It was immediately popular in both Europe and the United States, while also having a profound impact on the French population. You can help by converting this section to prose, if appropriate.


These include his belief that democracy has a tendency to degenerate into ” soft despotism ” as well as the risk of developing a tyranny of the majority.

Alexis de Tocqueville in Louisiana in 1832

Tocqueville observed that social mechanisms have paradoxes, as in what later became known as the Tocqueville effect: Articles with incomplete citations from November All articles with incomplete citations Articles needing cleanup from September All pages needing cleanup Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose from September Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers. According to Toquevilles’s remarks, Louisiana well illustrates this fact: The aristocracyTocqueville believed, was gradually disappearing as the modern world experienced the beneficial effects of equality.

The remainder of the book can be interpreted as an attempt to accomplish this goal, thereby giving advice to those people who would experience this change in social states. Noting the rise of the industrial sector in the American economy, Tocqueville, some scholars have argued, also correctly predicted that an industrial aristocracy would rise from the ownership of labor.

He did, however, consider equality more just and therefore found himself among its partisans. English Choose a language for shopping. It is modelled ostensibly on France.


Tocqueville and the problem of democracy. At the beginning of the ‘s, New Orleans was the main seaport of the territory and dewpre a very economically active city. Tocqueville’s thoughts on Louisiana reaffirm what he had noticed in Lower Canada: He begins his book by describing the change in social conditions taking place. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

According to his notes, Tocqueville had two notable encounters during his time in New Orleans. In dekocratie later letters Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead.

The American Revolution then popularized this principle, followed by the Constitutional Convention ofwhich developed institutions to manage popular will. Share your thoughts with other customers. He observed that over the previous seven hundred years the social and economic conditions of men had americq more equal.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Insightful amwrica of political society was supplemented in the second volume by description of civil society as a sphere of private and civilian affairs mirroring Hegel.

Secondly, “the French in Louisiana are not enterprising in business.