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Democracy in America
By: de Tocqueville, Alexis, Bevan, Gerald, Kramnick, Isaac
Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140447601
ISBN-13: 9780140447606
UPC: 9780140447606
SKU: 0140447601

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In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, made a nine-month journey throughout America. The result was "Democracy in America," a monumental study of the life and institutions of the evolving nation. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing that the egalitarian ideals it enshrined reflected the spirit of the age and even divine will. His insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America and an indispensable authority on democracy.
This new edition is the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, including the rarely-translated "Two Weeks in the Wilderness," an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois, and "Excursion to Lake Oneida."
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Release Date: July 1, 2003Pages: 992
Language: English
Binding: PaperbackPrint Size: 
Height: 1.81 inchesWidth: 5.64 inches
Length: 7.58 inchesWeight: 1.44 pounds
Vendor Code: 0062514997
Series Name: Penguin ClassicsSeries Number: 
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