1863 Democracy in America de Tocqueville Political Philosophy Civil War edition

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de

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“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

Alexis de Tocqueville

 

A rare English edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America”. De Tocqueville wrote his famous book on American government after a trip he took to United States to study the American penitentiary system. This book covers aspects of government and politics such as popular sovereignty, power of the judicial system, United States Constitution, political parties, freedom of press, methods used to ensure against tyranny, and futures for various races. It also examines the influence of democracy on religions, science, arts, manners, and philosophy.

 

According to Daniel Gilman, “Democracy in America”

remains the best philosophical discussion of democracy, illustrated by the experience of the United States, up to the time when it was written, which can be found in any language… When his work appeared, democracy was to some an ‘ideal,’ a ‘brilliant dream;’ to others, ‘ruin, anarchy, robbery, murder.’ De Tocqueville wished to lessen the fears of the latter, the ardor of the former class. He treats Democracy as a fact”

 

This 1863 two-volume edition of de Tocqueville’s famous treatise was translated into English by Henry Reeve and published with editorial notes by Francis Bowen.

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1863 Democracy in America de Tocqueville Political Philosophy Civil War edition

 

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

Alexis de Tocqueville

 

A rare English edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America”. De Tocqueville wrote his famous book on American government after a trip he took to United States to study the American penitentiary system. This book covers aspects of government and politics such as popular sovereignty, power of the judicial system, United States Constitution, political parties, freedom of press, methods used to ensure against tyranny, and futures for various races. It also examines the influence of democracy on religions, science, arts, manners, and philosophy.

 

According to Daniel Gilman, “Democracy in America”

remains the best philosophical discussion of democracy, illustrated by the experience of the United States, up to the time when it was written, which can be found in any language… When his work appeared, democracy was to some an ‘ideal,’ a ‘brilliant dream;’ to others, ‘ruin, anarchy, robbery, murder.’ De Tocqueville wished to lessen the fears of the latter, the ardor of the former class. He treats Democracy as a fact”

 

This 1863 two-volume edition of de Tocqueville’s famous treatise was translated into English by Henry Reeve and published with editorial notes by Francis Bowen.

 

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TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de

 

Democracy in America

 

Cambridge [Mass.]: Sever and Francis, 1863. (Civil War edition)

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – xxiii, [1], 559, [1]
    • II – xiv, 499, [1]
  • References: Larned 2807 (Gilman, introduction to Democracy in America, 1898 edition)
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Genevieve Kelly
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Cloth
  • Size: ~8.25in X 5.75in (21cm x 14.5cm)

 

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18962

Categories

Americana, American History

Philosophy

Authors

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete