Penguin Classics: Democracy In America & Two Weeks In The Wilderness

Penguin Classics: Democracy In America & Two Weeks In The Wilderness by Alexis De Tocqueville
By: Alexis De Tocqueville
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9780140447606
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Paperback
Pages
992
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, made a nine-month journey through America. The result was 'Democracy In America', a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's evolving politics and institutions.

Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing that the egalitarian ideals it enshrined reflected the spirit of the age - even that they were the will of God. His insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America and an indispensable authority for anyone interested in the future of democracy.

This volume includes the rarely translated 'Two Weeks In The Wilderness', an evocative account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois and Chippeway, and Excursion to Lake Oneida.

This is the only edition that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, and it includes a chronology, further reading and explanatory notes.
ISBN:
9780140447606
Publication Date:
20 / 05 / 2003
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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