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Democracy in America

Democracy in America
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Baker & Taylor
An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a clear new translation of the nineteenth-century classic.

Blackwell North Amer
Democracy in America (1835-40) is arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society. This volume presents Alexis de Tocqueville's masterpiece in an entirely new translation, the first to capture fully the precision and grace of his style while providing a rigorous and faithful rendering of his profound ideas and observations.
In Democracy in America he vividly describes the unprecedented "equality of conditions" found in the United States and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, the influence of the press and the judiciary in American politics, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically examining the widening differences between the northern and southern states.

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An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government.

Authors: Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859
Statement of Responsibility: translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Title: Democracy in America
Publisher: New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam, c2004
Characteristics: xvi, 941 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government United States Social conditions Democracy United States
Topical Term: Democracy
Additional Contributors: Goldhammer, Arthur
LCCN: 2003061885
ISBN: 1931082545
Branch Call Number: 320.973 T
Research Call Number: *R-RMRR PS221 .A4 v. 147
JFD 04-6452
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