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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Mansfield calls it “at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America. As for myself, I do 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, How the Americans understand the Equality of the sexes”.

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The United States would eventually be able to accomplish its Manifest Destiny of appropriating land “from sea to shining sea” with the subsequent acquisition of territories west of the Mississippi reaching as far as the Pacific Ocean. The records that do exist are mostly transcriptions of his conversations with Mazureau and Guillemin, in which the differences between the two former French colonies in North America are highlighted.

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Archived from the original on Tocqueville’s conversations with the two men allowed him to observe the similarities and differences between Lower Canada and Louisiana. In the introduction to his translation of the book, Harvard Professor Harvey C. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Mazureau, originally from France, had arrived in the United States in Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


We are now too weak to stand up to the pressure exerted by the American population. The aristocracyTocqueville believed, was gradually disappearing as the modern world experienced the beneficial effects of equality. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Alexis de Tocqueville in Louisiana in 1832

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In both cases, the territories quickly distance themselves from the French political tradition, in order to develop their own distinctive systems. He contrasts this to France where there was what he perceived to be an alsxis antagonism between democrats and the religious, which he relates to the connection between church and state. Retrieved 24 June Before finishing Alexid in AmericaTocqueville believed that Beaumont’s study of the United States would prove more comprehensive and penetrating.

His official purpose was to study the penal system in place there. Centre franco-ontarien de folklore CFOF. Tocqueville believed that the Puritans established the principle of sovereignty of the people in the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. Alexis de Tocqueville et la Louisiane en Furthermore, the spirit of equality that characterized American Democracy shaped the way the different groups interacted with each another in New Orleans. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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French Wikisource has original text related to this article: InAlexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. By the twentieth century, it had become a classic work of political sciencesocial scienceand history. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Tocqueville’s views on the United States took a darker turn afterhowever, as made evident in Aurelian Craiutu’s Tocqueville on America after For example, the control of the Catholic Church was weaker in Louisiana.

Tocqueville begins his study of the U. They arrived equals in education and were all middle class. Alexis de Tocqueville in Louisiana in There are striking similarities between the two former French colonies. 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’s work is often acclaimed for making a number of astute predictions.

In addition, Tocqueville mentions something that he had already noticed in Quebec City and Montreal: Letters and Other Writings. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?