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America after Tocqueville Democracy against Difference by Harvey Mitchell

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de,,
  • History,
  • De la dâemocratie en Amâerique,
  • United States - General,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Politics and government,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Political Process - General,
  • History / United States / General,
  • De la democratie en Amerique,
  • United States,
  • 1805-1859,
  • 1805-1859.,
  • De la dâemocratie en Amâerique,
  • Democracy,
  • Equality

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7755387M
ISBN 100521812461
ISBN 109780521812467

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Feb 16,  · In sum, with Tocqueville on America after , Craiutu and Jennings have made a major contribution to Tocqueville studies.". "Craiutu's and Jenning's Tocqueville on America After is now an indispensable stop in the long journey of understanding all these problems and many others in Tocqueville's thought.5/5(1). Mar 30,  · Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America has been recognized as an indispensable starting point for understanding American politics. From the publication of the second volume in until his death in , Tocqueville continued to monitor political developments in America 4/5(1). America after Tocqueville complements Harvey Mitchell's previous book, Individual Choice and the Structures of History: Alexis de Tocqueville as Historian Reappraised (). This study draws on Democracy in America to study the condition of democracy in the United States in our own time. The texts translated in Tocqueville on America after Letters and Other Writings answer these questions and offer English-speaking readers the possibility of familiarizing themselves with this unduly neglected part of Tocqueville's work. The book points out a clear shift in emphasis especially after and documents Tocqueville's growing Cited by: 5.

Mar 30,  · The texts translated in Tocqueville on America after Letters and Other Writings answer these questions and offer English-speaking readers the . America After Tocqueville Democracy Against Difference HARVEY MITCHELL presented itself heroically to an astonished world after the American Alexis de Tocqueville remarked in his incomparable book that while democracy was the wave of the future, in America it carried a large burden that might plague its health and raise. Jun 06,  · French sociologist and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville () traveled to the United States in to study its prisons and returned with a wealth of broader observations that he codified in “Democracy in America” (), one of the most influential books of the 19th century. Apr 02,  · Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville, translated by Gerald Bevan (Penguin Classics, £) The surprisingly large number of readers who chuckled over Toby Young's How to Lose Friends and Alienate People may at points have been puzzled by his references to, and quotes from, a French chap writing about America more than years ago.

As Leo Damrosch narrates, in his scintillating new book, “Tocqueville’s Discovery of America” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $27), Tocqueville and his friend Gustave de Beaumont shared a somewhat. When the American republic was still young, and seemed in the European view to be a daring experiment that might or might not come to anything, Alexis de Tocqueville visited these shores and wrote a book, Democracy in America, which was accepted then and afterward as a brilliant examination of this strange new remains a classic in its field; and now, a full century after its author. Apr 29,  · Alexis de Tocqueville; drawing by David Levine 1. “Democracy in America is at once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America.”1 Some people are astonished that a twenty-six-year-old Frenchman with imperfect English could write the best book on America, after a brief visit to the country. May 19,  · Democracy in America was published after Tocqueville's travels in the United States and is today considered an early work of sociology and political science. Customer Reviews Average Review/5.