Tocqueville

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Oxford University Press, 1994 - Social Science - 153 pages
Alexis de Tocqueville born of aristocratic parents shortly after the French Revolution, was to become the first great European Liberal. At an early age, he distanced himself from the prejudices of his class and entered the Restoration government after the fall of Napoleon. His growing alarm at the dangers of the new tyranny - centralization - led him to travel to America to observe a federal society to evolution, and the result was his most famous work, Democracy in America.

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Contents

The Great Debate of the 1820s
20
Democracy in America 1835
43
Democracy in America 1840
70
Religion and social structure
96
The Ancien Régime and the Revolution 1856 and full
113
Epilogue
138
Suggested reading
148

About the author (1994)


About the Author:
Larry Siedentop is a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University.

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