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Democracy in America, Vol. 2

Democracy in America, Vol. 2

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Written by Alexis De TocquevilleAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alexis De Tocqueville

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: August 11, 1990
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72826-9 (0-679-72826-0)
about this book

In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville traveled through the United States to investigate the country's prison system. Instead, he wrote this study of democracy in its infancy--a study that embraces America's history, geography, politics, legal system, economy, and culture. Here are glimpses of a vanished America, from town meetings in New England to Indians in the frontier territories of Alabama.  Many of Tocqueville's observations still hold true: the mixed advantages of free press, the strained relations among races, and the threats posed to democracies by consumerism and corruption. This volume, part of the two-volume edition of the Philips Bradley translation, is considered the definitive English version. It presents Tocqueville's original text, complete with footnotes, editorial notes, and bibliographies. With a new Introduction by Daniel Boorstin.