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Democracy in America. The Henry Reeve Text as Revised By Francis Bowen.
by [American History] De Tocqueville, Alexis.

Publisher Information:
Knopf, New York: 1953.

Two Volume set in slipcase. Both volumes are Fine in Fine unclipped dust jackets in a Near Fine slipcase. First published in Paris in 1835 and reprinted many times in the 19th Century, but long out of print in this country until this edition. In this book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous seven hundred years. In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. They arrived in New York City in May of that year and spent nine months traveling the United States, studying the prisons, and collecting information on American society, including its religious, political, and economic character. "Democracy in America" has long been considered "one of the seminal sociological works of the 19th Century." Harold Laski writes in his foreward that it is "perhaps the greatest work ever written on one country by the citizen of another."


Edition: Later printing
Book Id: 22371

Price: $175.00

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