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    DescriptionIn 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was "Democracy in America": a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville's study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has been quoted by every American president since Eisenhower. It remains a key point of reference for any discussion of the American nation or the democratic system.

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    Democracy in America
    And Two Essays on America
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    By (author) Alexis de Tocqueville, Edited by Isaac Kramnick, Translated by Gerald Bevan
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 992
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 671 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140447606
    ISBN 10: 0140447601

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    The French sociologist and historian, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) was active in the law and served for a time as foreign minister. He also wrote L'Ancien Regime. Gerald Bevan is the translator. Issac Kramnick is Professor of Government at Cornell and edited The Federalist Papers for Penguin.
    Table of contents
    Chronology; further reading; translator's notes; democracy in America, notes; "Two Weeks in the Wilderness"; "Excursion to Lake Oneida".