Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville ; translated by Henry Reeve ; edited with an introduction by Henry Steele Commager.

; Reeve, Henry, 1813-1895, translator ; Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998, editor
[Abridged ed.].. New York : Oxford University Press, 1947.

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
JK 216 .T7 1947 Available Request
Gelman stacks
JK 216 .T7 1947 Available Request
Catholic
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
JK216.T63 E5 1947 Off-site
Request
Georgetown
Lauinger stacks
JK216 .T7 1947 Available Request
Lauinger Woodstock stacks
342.733 T565 Available Request
Standard Title De la démocratie en Amérique. English
Other Authors Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998,
Reeve, Henry, 1813-1895,
Subjects Democracy.
National characteristics, American.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865.
United States.
Series World's classics. Galaxy edition ; 3.
Description xxii, 513 pages ; 19 cm.
Copyright Date 1947.
Notes Abridged translation of: De la démocratie en Amérique.
Includes index.
Contents The author's preface to the first part -- Exterior form of North America -- Origin of the Anglo-Americans, and its importance in relation to their future condition -- The social condition of the Anglo-Americans -- The principle of the sovereignty of the people in America -- Townships and municipal bodies -- Judicial power in the United States, and its influence on political society -- The federal constitution -- Characteristics and advantages of the American federal system -- Political parties -- Liberty of the press in the United States -- Political associations in the United States -- Democratic government in America -- The real advantages that American society derives from democratic government -- Unlimited power of the majority in the United States, and its consequences -- Causes which mitigate the tyranny of the majority in the United States -- Principal causes which tend to maintain the democratic republic in the United States -- The influence of manners and religion on democratic institutions in the United States -- The chances of the duration of the union -- Future prospects of the United States.
The author's preface to the second part -- The influences of democracy on philosophy -- The influences of democracy on religion -- The influences of democracy on science and the arts -- The influences of democracy on language and literature -- Individualism in democratic countries -- The use Americans make of public associations -- The principle of interest rightly understood -- The desire for wealth and for physical prosperity -- Occupations and business callings -- The influence of democracy on manners -- The influence of democracy on social and domestic relations -- The influence of democracy on public relations -- Why great revolutions will become more rare -- Warfare among democratic peoples -- The influence of democratic opinions and sentiments on political society.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)2068907
(OCoLC)ocm02068907
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859.
Publication timeline, list of works, related names and subjects and other information

Services

Export citation to: RefWorks