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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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. InAlexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. Along with the issues mentioned, Tocqueville was also preoccupied with the major constraints on the French speaking communities of North America.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. There is a separation of Church and State imposed by the American constitution. Gustave de Beaumont Francis J. 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. His official purpose was to study the penal system in place there.

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University of Chicago Press. The University of Chicago Press. Tocqueville traced the development of equality to a number of factors, such as granting all men permission to enter the clergywidespread economic opportunity resulting from the growth of trade and ameruca, the royal cespre of titles of nobility as a monarchical fundraising tool, and the abolition of primogeniture. Alexis de Tocqueville et la Louisiane en Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping.

Before finishing Democracy in AmericaTocqueville believed that Beaumont’s study of the United States would prove more comprehensive and penetrating. Retrieved 24 June Translator’s Note — Arthur Goldhammer”.

The territory had been claimed by France, but only minimally occupied. Mayer, Paris, Gallimard,18 tomes en 30 volumes.


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The young Woman in the Character of a Wife”. Louisiana and Lower Canada also differed in other ways. At the beginning of the ‘s, New Orleans was the main seaport of the territory and was a very economically active city. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Tocqueville’s time spent in New Orleans was shorter than that spent in Lower Canada, and so, there are fewer written records.

Toqueville’s other encounter was with a French consular officer, a man by the name of Guillemin. This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. It is a commonly assigned reading for undergraduates of American universities majoring in the political or social sciences, and part of the introductory political theory syllabus at Cambridge, Oxford, Tocquecille and other institutions.

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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.

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. Mutual liberty Soft despotism. The Christian Science Monitor. It was immediately popular in both Europe and the United States, while also having a profound impact on the French population.

SouvenirsParis, Gallimard, While Tocqueville speaks highly of the U. 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, The observations made during this last visit stood out in contrast to what they had seen in Lower Canada.


Despite his official purpose, his travels enabled him to better understand the phenomenon of democracy in America and its inevitable development. Alexis de Tocqueville in Louisiana in He begins his book by describing the change in social conditions taking place. When the first edition was published, Beaumont, sympathetic to social justice, was working on another book, Marie, ou, L’esclavage aux Etats-Unis two volumes,a social critique and novel describing the separation of races in a moral society and the conditions of slaves in the United States.

In addition, the population is mixed, with all shades of colour: You can help by converting this section to prose, if appropriate. 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.

Furthermore, the spirit of equality that characterized American Democracy shaped the way the different groups interacted with each another in New Orleans.

In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years. He talks about the weakness of the French colonizing efforts. According to Guillemin, Tocqueville cites Guillemin’s words there is also a feeling of attachment to things considered French. These similarities would not overshadow tocqieville considerable differences that existed between the two former French colonies. Insightful analysis of political society was supplemented in the second volume by description of civil re as a sphere of private and civilian affairs mirroring Hegel.

The American Congress, he said, “governed us in the beginning in a way similar to our old governors.

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