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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Tocqueville and Beaumont had previously spent time in Lower Canada at the alexiw of summer in The purchase of this land by the United States assured the Americans control of the North American hinterland from the Mississippi to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Tocqueville speculates on the future of democracy in the United States, discussing possible threats to democracy and possible dangers of democracy. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

There are striking similarities between the two former French colonies.

Despite his official purpose, his travels enabled him to better understand the phenomenon of democracy in America and its inevitable development. In his later letters Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead.

He anticipates the potential acrimony over the abolition of slavery that would tear apart the United States and lead to the American Civil War as well as the eventual superpower rivalry between the United States and Russia, hocqueville exploded democrxtie World War II and spawned the Cold War. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


Alexis de Tocqueville in Louisiana in 1832

Tocqueville also outlines the possible excesses of passion for equality among men, foreshadowing the totalitarian states of the twentieth century. 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. In addition, the population is mixed, with all shades amdrica colour: On the other hand, Tocqueville proved shortsighted in noting that a democracy’s equality of conditions stifles literary development.

Archived from the original on Tocqueville was one of the first social critics to examine the situation of U.

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Alexis de Tocqueville et la Louisiane en Toqueville’s other encounter was with a French consular officer, a man by the name of Guillemin. Translator’s Note — Arthur Goldhammer”. He talks about the weakness of the French colonizing efforts. Alexis de Tocqueville journeyed to the United States in and accompanied by his colleague, French Magistrate Judge Gustave de Beaumont.

This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat 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. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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Louisiana and Lower Canada also differed in other ways. Because of his own view that a woman could not act on a level equal to a man, he saw a woman as needing her father’s support to retain independence in marriage.


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Consistent with this limited view of the potential of women to act as equals to men, as well as his apparently missing on his travels seeing the nurturing roles that many men in the United States played, particularly in the Delaware Valley region of cultures where there was a lot of influence by Society of Friends as well as a tradition of male and female equality, Tocqueville considered the separate spheres of women and men a positive development, stating: He observes that the strong role religion played in the United States was due to its separation from the government, a separation all parties found agreeable.

According to his notes, Tocqueville had two notable encounters during his time in New Orleans. According to Toquevilles’s remarks, Louisiana well illustrates this fact: Retrieved 24 June Constitution, he believes that the mores, or “habits of mind” of the U.

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By the twentieth century, it had become a classic work of political sciencesocial scienceand history. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The Rhetoric of Women’s History”.

SouvenirsParis, Gallimard, Along with the issues mentioned, Tocqueville was also preoccupied with the major constraints on the French speaking communities of North America. According to Tocqueville, the architecture is “Spanish flat roofsEnglish brick construction, small doorsFrench large carriage entrances.