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making of tocquevilles democracy in americathe

The Making of Tocqueville's “Democracy in America” By James T. Schleifer
Foreword by George W. Pierson

History Political Thought

The Liberty Fund second edition of James T. Schleifer’s celebrated study of Tocqueville includes a new preface by the author and an epilogue, “The Problem of the Two Democracies.” For the first time, the evolution of a number of Tocqueville’s central themes—democracy, individualism, centralization, despotism—emerges into clear relief.

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.

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.

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