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Alexis de Tocqueville and the American national identity

S. Karin Amos

Alexis de Tocqueville and the American national identity

the reception of De la démocratie en Amérique in the United States in the nineteenth century

by S. Karin Amos

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Published by P. Lang in Frankfurt am Main, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859.,
    • Democracy -- United States -- History.,
    • Political culture -- United States -- History.,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865.,
    • United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementS. Karin Amos.
      SeriesComparative studies series,, Komparatistische Bibliothek ;, Bd. 5, Comparative studies series ;, Bd. 5.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK216.T7193 A46 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination313 p. ;
      Number of Pages313
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1117267M
      ISBN 103631473958
      LC Control Number94043413


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Democracy in America [Tocqueville, Alexis de] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Democracy in America/5(). Furthermore, it investigates how Tocqueville's analysis and vision were built into the argument patterns of the various discourses in which the reception took place.

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Alexis de Tocqueville () is perhaps best known among Americans as the author of the influential work, Democracy in America. He produced the book in two volumes -- the first, which came out in and the second, which came out in -- after taking a tour of the United States with his colleague and friend Gustave de Beaumont in   The book every new American citizen — and every old one, too — should read To mark my first year of U.S.

citizenship, I read Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America."Author: Carlos Lozada. In his “Democracy in America,” Alexis de Tocqueville gave a resounding affirmation, a yes, to the need for a specific identity.

He wrote that a corporate entity remains what it is as long as Author: Aryeh Spero. 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.

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.

Tocqueville was active in French politics, first under the July Monarchy (–) and then during the Second Republic (–) which succeeded the February tuency: Sainte-Mère-Église. Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat, came to the young nation to investigate the functioning of American democracy and the social, political, and economic life of its citizens, publishing his observations in and Brilliantly written and.

Spencer was instrumental in the American publication of Democracy in America. He contributed an introduction and some corrective footnotes-but his greatest contribution may well have been in the long conversations he had with Tocqueville.

Although Tocqueville never mentions Spencer's name in his book. De Tocqueville was a politician and historian, rather than a professional philosopher, but his analyses are a philosophical reflection as much as they are empirical research.

In the second book of Democracy in America, for example, he discusses what he calls "the philosophical method of the Americans.". When, inAlexis de Tocqueville came to study Democracy in America, the trial of nearly a half-century of the working of our system had been made, and it had been proved, by many crucial tests, to be a government of "liberty regulated by law," with such results in the development of strength, in population, wealth, and military and.

Considered one of the most influential works of the 19th century, Democracy in America offers insights into American politics that still ring true today Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in to study its penitentiary : Library of America.

REF To fully understand what Tocqueville means by the superiority of American women and how it could be responsible for national greatness. Alexis de Tocqueville was the French author of Democracy in America (), perhaps the best, and certainly the most widely-quoted book ever written about the United was unusual for his time in many ways.

One way in which he stood out in nineteenth. Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America. Translated by Henry Reeve, Esq. With an Original Preface and Notes by John C. Spencer. New York: Adlard and Saunders, xxx, pp.

Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN ISBN * Reprint of the first English-language edition. InAlexis de Tocqueville [] and Gustave de Beaumont Reviews: 1. Tocqueville Democracy In America Volume 1 By Alexis de Tocqueville Translator – Henry Reeve Book One Introduction Special Introduction By Hon.

John T. Morgan In the eleven years that separated the Declaration of the In-dependence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Constitution, the greatCited by: Yuval cites the great social theorist Robert Nisbet as an authoritative guide for us conservatives today, and greater still than Nisbet, of course, is Alexis de Tocqueville (from whom Nisbet Author: Peter Augustine Lawler.

A contemporary study of the early American nation and its evolving democracy, from a French aristocrat and sociologist In Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7, by: Tocqueville's monumental book is as relevant today as when it was first published in the mid-nineteenth century, and it remains the most comprehensive, penetrating, and astute picture of American.

A French aristocrat visits Jacksonian America Inan ambitious and unusually perceptive twenty-five-year-old French aristocrat, Alexis de Tocqueville, visited the United States.

His nine-month sojourn led to the writing of Democracy in America, universally regarded as one of the most influential books ever written. Democracy in America (–) is arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society.

This Library of America volume presents Alexis de Tocqueville’s masterpiece in an entirely new translation, the first to capture fully the precision and grace of his style while providing a rigorous and faithful rendering of his profound ideas and.

Alexis de Tocqueville () came to America in to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the country's equality of conditions, its democracy. The book he wrote on his return to France, Democracy in America, is both the best ever written on.

A sumptuous, stringent and path-breaking book.’ Stephen Holmes - New York University School of Law ‘The long battle over the thought of one of the nineteenth century’s most enigmatic figures continues here with the publication of Jon Elster’s Alexis de Tocqueville, the First Social Scientist.

Amos, Sigrid Karin, Alexis de Tocqueville and the American national identity: the reception of De la democratie en Amerique in the United States in the nineteenth century (Frankfurt am Main and NY: Peter Lang, )(Comparative Studies Series/Komparatistische Bibliothek; 5). Originally the author’s dissertation, Katholisches Universität.

Quoting abundantly from Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (/), she argues that woman's subordinate place in American society is the ultimate fulfillment of democratic and Christian principles, that women are happy in their place (and that Europe has it all wrong).

Excerpts useful in the classroom. 10 pages. Democracy In America Alexis De Tocqueville. Book Two – Chapters V-VII A government might perform the part of some of the largest American companies; and several States, members of the Union, have already attempted it; but what political power could ever carry on the vast multitude of lesser undertakings which the American citizens.

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. In what has become a classic reference for studying political science, Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America is about why republican representative democracy works in the United States and fails in so many other places, and how to apply this knowledge to the failing democracy in France.

He had a unique perspective as a French diplomat and. Start studying GOVT chp 4. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Geography fostered the development of a U.S. national identity because _____. De Tocqueville used the term "American exceptionalism" to characterize America in. Did Alexis de Tocqueville think that “America is great because Americas is good,” as scores of politicians and pundits over the years have insisted.

Did he conclude that “the secret to American freedom is American virtue,” as Eric Metaxas has recently claimed to be the Frenchmen’s “inescapable” conclusion. What did Tocqueville really believe about the. For Tocqueville, national identity was bound up with religion, which, in the United States and in Europe, meant Christianity.

Long before the presidential election, though, Democrats had clearly come to regard Christianity as an obstacle to their goals. The Alexis de Tocqueville Award. Born to aristocratic parents in shortly after the French Revolution, Alexis-Charles-Henri de Tocqueville was to become the greatest classical liberal thinker of the 19th century.

At an early age, he distanced himself from the prejudices of his social standing, and joined the struggle to establish a free society in France. Nicholas Lezard finds Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America is as relevant and accurate today as it was years ago Nicholas Lezard Fri 2.

Tocqueville claims that Americans pay less attention to philosophy than any other members of the civilized world. However, they have an instinctual philosophy, that is, “to evade the bondage of system and habit, of family maxims, class opinions, and, in some degree, of national prejudices,” preferring innovation to tradition, privileging the individual self as a source of information and.

Why does Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America exert such a pull on Americans. Certainly one reason is Tocqueville’s evident esteem for the United States. Prevailing European views of. American value observed by Alexis de Tocqueville. Individualism Giving priority to one's own goals over group goals and defining one's identity in terms of.

#more#Tocqueville noted that 19th-century Americans dealt with such matters through the habit of free association — especially through the medium of churches and other religious associations. Alexis de Tocqueville ( - ) was best known for his work Democracy in America, published as two volumes in andafter he travelled extensively in the United a French diplomat and historian, he analyzed living standards and social conditions related to markets in Western societies.

He examined the writings and observations of the 19th-Century French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville, focusing on Tocqueville’s conceptions of liberty, equality, and community. S. Karin Amos has written: 'Alexis de Tocqueville and the American national identity' -- subject(s): History, Politics and government, Social conditions, Political culture, Democracy Asked in.Alexis de Tocqueville () was a French diplomat, political scientist, and historian.

Tocqueville is best known for Democracy in America, which was published in two volumes in and In the following excerpt from the book, Tocqueville discusses the effectiveness of America’s democracy.American Political Culture American Attitudes Toward Government groups.

French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, for example, pointed out that Americans are far more likely than other peoples to join together to solve a problem in his two-volume book Democracy in America (, ).Many people have seen and continue to see the government as a necessary evil, something that is not good in.