Books By: Tocqueville, Alexis de

democracy in america bilingual edition

Democracy in America / De la démocratie en Amérique: Historical-Critical Edition of De la démocratie en Amérique By Alexis de Tocqueville
Edited by Eduardo Nolla
Translated by James T. Schleifer 

Political Thought

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and his friend Gustave de Beaumont visited the United States. From Tocqueville’s copious notes of what he had seen and heard came the classic text De la Démocratie en Amérique, published in two large volumes, the first in 1835, the second in 1840. The first volume focused primarily on political society; the second, on civil society.

democracy in america english edition

Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville
Edited by Eduardo Nolla
Translated by James T. Schleifer

Political Thought

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont spent nine months in the U.S. studying American prisons on behalf of the French government. They investigated not just the prison system but indeed every aspect of American public and private life—the political, economic, religious, cultural, and above all the social life of the young nation. From Tocqueville’s copious notes came Democracy in America.

la democracia en amrica

La democracia en América Por Alexis de Tocqueville
Edición crítica y traducción de Eduardo Nolla


En 1831, y a pedido del gobierno francés, Alexis de Tocqueville y Gustave de Beaumont dedicaron nueve meses en los Estados Unidos al estudio de su sistema penitenciario. Su investigación también incluyó diversos aspectos de la vida pública y privada de la jóven nación: políticos, económico, religiosos, culturales, y sobre todo sociales. Democracia en América fue el resultado de las copiosas notas tomadas por Tocqueville en el transcurso de esa investigación.

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