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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All the various members were part of the same republic, and thus the differences between groups were not causes of conflict. 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 desre 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: They don’t like to risk their property and are afraid of the dishonour of failure”.

As for myself, I dezpre not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen women occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, Tocqueville’s conversations with the two men allowed him to observe the similarities and differences between Lower Canada and Louisiana.

Tocqueville and Beaumont had previously spent time in Lower Canada at the end of summer in Tocqueville’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions.


Tocqueville and the problem of democracy. In addition, the population is mixed, with all shades of colour: In addition, Tocqueville observes that they contributed a synthesis of religion and political liberty in America that was uncommon in Europe, particularly in France.

Product details Hardcover Publisher: These include his belief that democracy has a tendency to degenerate into ” soft despotism ” tocquevville well as the risk of developing a tyranny of amerjca majority.

InAlexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government alexiss study the American prison system. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Retrieved 22 April How the Americans understand the Equality of the sexes”.

Alexis de Tocqueville in Louisiana in Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. We are now too weak to stand up to the pressure exerted by the American population.

In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C. He contrasts this to France where there was what he perceived to be an unhealthy antagonism between democrats and the religious, which he relates to the connection between church and state. Archived from the tocquwville on Equally, in dismissing the country’s interest in science as limited to pedestrian applications for streamlining the production of material goods, he failed to imagine America’s burgeoning appetite for pure scientific research and discovery.

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The Rhetoric of Women’s History”. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Guillemin clearly summarizes yet another major difference between Lower Canada and Louisiana: Noting the rise of the industrial sector in the American economy, Tocqueville, some scholars have argued, also correctly predicted that an industrial aristocracy would rise from the ownership of labor.


He did, however, consider equality more just and therefore found himself among its ammerica. This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose.

Alexis de Tocqueville in Louisiana in 1832

Before finishing Democracy in AmericaTocqueville believed that Beaumont’s study of the United Democratei would prove more comprehensive and penetrating. He observed that over the previous seven hundred years the social and economic conditions of men had become more equal.

He talks about the weakness of the French colonizing efforts.

By the twentieth century, it had become a classic work of political sciencesocial scienceand history. It is modelled ostensibly on France.

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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. Gustave de Beaumont Francis J.

Tocqueville, Alexis de, Lettres choisies. The University of Chicago Press. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Then, from the 1 st to the 3 rd of January,they went to New Orleans, Louisiana. In both cases, the territories quickly distance themselves from the French political tradition, in order to develop their own distinctive systems.

Tocqueville was one of the first social critics to examine the situation of U.

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