Democracy in America


Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,Arthur Goldhammer
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1931082545
Category: Philosophy
Page: 941
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An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a clear new translation of the nineteenth-century classic.

Democracy in America


Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,Arthur Goldhammer
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1931082545
Category: Philosophy
Page: 941
View: 6919
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An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a clear new translation of the nineteenth-century classic.

The Making of Tocqueville's Democracy in America


Author: James T. Schleifer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780865972049
Category: Philosophy
Page: 411
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It is impossible fully to understand the American experience apart from Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Moreover, it is impossible fully to appreciate Tocqueville by assuming that he brought to his visitation to America, or to the writing of his great work, a fixed philosophical doctrine. James T. Schleifer documents where, when, and under what influences Tocqueville wrote different sections of his work. In doing so, Schleifer discloses the mental processes through which Tocqueville passed in reflecting on his experiences in America and transforming these reflections into the most original and revealing book ever written about Americans. For the first time the evolution of a number of Tocqueville's central themes--democracy, individualism, centralization, despotism--emerges into clear relief. As Russell B. Nye has observed, "Schleifer's study is a model of intellectual history, an account of the intertwining of a man, a set of ideas, and the final product, a book." The Liberty Fund second edition includes a new preface by the author and an epilogue, "The Problem of the Two Democracies." James T. Schleifer is Professor of History and Director of the Gill Library at the College of New Rochelle

Democracy in America


Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Democracy
Page: N.A
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The Chicago Companion to Tocqueville's Democracy in America


Author: James T. Schleifer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226737055
Category: History
Page: 216
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One of the greatest books ever to be written on the United States, Democracy in America continues to find new readers who marvel at the lasting insights Alexis de Tocqueville had into our nation and its political culture. The work is, however, as challenging as it is important; its arguments can be complex and subtle, and its sheer length can make it difficult for any reader, especially one coming to it for the first time, to grasp Tocqueville’s meaning. The Chicago Companion to Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America” is the first book written expressly to help general readers and students alike get the most out of this seminal work. Now James T. Schleifer, an expert on Tocqueville, has provided the background and information readers need in order to understand Tocqueville’s masterwork. In clear and engaging prose, Schleifer explains why Democracy in America is so important, how it came to be written, and how different generations of Americans have interpreted it since its publication. He also presents indispensable insight on who Tocqueville was, his trip to America, and what he meant by equality, democracy, and liberty. Drawing upon his intimate knowledge of Tocqueville’s papers and manuscripts, Schleifer reveals how Tocqueville’s ideas took shape and changed even in the course of writing the book. At the same time, Schleifer provides a detailed glossary of key terms and key passages, all accompanied by generous citations to the relevant pages in the University of Chicago Press Mansfield/Winthrop translation. The Chicago Companion will serve generations of readers as an essential guide to both the man and his work.

Democracy in America - Volume 2


Author: N.A
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613105002
Category:
Page: N.A
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Democracy In America -- Vol. 1


Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Democracy in America (Abridged)


Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,Stephen D. Grant,Sanford Kessler
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872204942
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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This new abridged translation of Democracy in America reflects the rich Tocqueville scholarship of the past forty years, and restores chapters central to Tocqueville's analysis absent from previous abridgments -- including his discussions of enlightened self-interest and the public's influence on ethical standards. Judicious notes and a thoughtful introduction offer aids to the understanding of a masterpiece of nineteenth-century social thought that continues in our own day to illuminate debates about the roles of liberty and equality in American life.

Alexis de Tocqueville


Author: Karlfriedrich Herb,Oliver Hidalgo
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593401258
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
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Wenn ein Aristokrat die Demokratie favorisiert, ein Franzose die Amerikaner lobt und ein Freigeist nach Religion verlangt, scheint dies paradox. Tocqueville (1805-1859) beweist, dass der erste Blick oft täuschen kann. Seine Werke werfen Probleme auf, die bis heute ungelöst sind: Wie viel Demokratie darf man wagen? Gibt es einen Konsens zwischen Eigennutz und Gemeinsinn? Und wie viel Bürokratismus und Politikverdrossenheit kann sich die moderne Gesellschaft leisten? Diese Fragen sind auch nach 200 Jahren hoch aktuell. Die Autoren schildern Tocquevilles Leben und seine politische Wissenschaft, in deren Mittelpunkt die Frage nach dem Verhältnis von Freiheit und Gleichheit steht. Im Namen der Freiheit mahnte er zu mehr Selbstbestimmung und Verantwortung. Auf diese Stimme sollten wir heute hören.

M. de Tocqueville on democracy in America


Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Religion in America

A Political History
Author: Denis Lacorne
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526407
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Denis Lacorne identifies two competing narratives defining the American identity. The first narrative, derived from the philosophy of the Enlightenment, is essentially secular. Associated with the Founding Fathers and reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers, this line of reasoning is predicated on separating religion from politics to preserve political freedom from an overpowering church. Prominent thinkers such as Voltaire, Thomas Paine, and Jean-Nicolas Démeunier, who viewed the American project as a radical attempt to create a new regime free from religion and the weight of ancient history, embraced this American effort to establish a genuine "wall of separation" between church and state. The second narrative is based on the premise that religion is a fundamental part of the American identity and emphasizes the importance of the original settlement of America by New England Puritans. This alternative vision was elaborated by Whig politicians and Romantic historians in the first half of the nineteenth century. It is still shared by modern political scientists such as Samuel Huntington. These thinkers insist America possesses a core, stable "Creed" mixing Protestant and republican values. Lacorne outlines the role of religion in the making of these narratives and examines, against this backdrop, how key historians, philosophers, novelists, and intellectuals situate religion in American politics.

Healing the Heart of Democracy

The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118970365
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmerquickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us thetools to do it. This timely, courageous and practicalwork—intensely personal as well as political—is notabout them, "those people" in Washington D.C., or in ourstate capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's aboutus, "We the People," and what we can do in everyday settingslike families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations andworkplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore agovernment "of the people, by the people, for the people." In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him abestselling author, Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" thatcan help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them inourselves and each other: An understanding that we are all in this together An appreciation of the value of "otherness" An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways A sense of personal voice and agency A capacity to create community Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent andempowering call for "We the People" to reclaim ourdemocracy. The online journal Democracy & Educationcalled it "one of the most important books of the early 21stCentury." And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said"This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that willbenefit from discussing it."

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States


Author: Derek H. Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190208783
Category: Political Science
Page: 592
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Study of church and state in the United States is incredibly complex. Scholars working in this area have backgrounds in law, religious studies, history, theology, and politics, among other fields. Historically, they have focused on particular angles or dimensions of the church-state relationship, because the field is so vast. The results have mostly been monographs that focus only on narrow cross-sections of the field, and the few works that do aim to give larger perspectives are reference works of factual compendia, which offer little or no analysis. The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States fills this gap, presenting an extensive, multidimensional overview of the field. Twenty-one essays offer a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays provide factual accounts, but also address issues, problems, debates, controversies, and, where appropriate, suggest resolutions. They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the subject offered by various American scholars. This Handbook is an invaluable resource for the study of church-state relations in the United States.

Tocqueville in America


Author: George Wilson Pierson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801855061
Category: History
Page: 852
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"Wilson Pierson assembles an extraordinary amount of material about Tocqueville's nine-month tour: letters, newspaper accounts, memoirs. The result is a monumental companion, as illuminating about a classic work of history and sociology as that work is about democracy in America." -- Washington Post

Best of the Best American Poetry

25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Robert Pinsky,David Lehman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451658885
Category: Poetry
Page: 322
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Presents an anthology of one hundred top-selected poems culled from the poetry publication's first quarter century, and offers insight into the art form's flourishing status.

The Old South's Modern Worlds

Slavery, Region, and Nation in the Age of Progress
Author: L. Diane Barnes,Brian Schoen,Frank Towers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199841012
Category: History
Page: 352
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The Old South has traditionally been portrayed as an insular and backward-looking society. The Old South's Modern Worlds looks beyond this myth to identify some of the many ways that antebellum southerners were enmeshed in the modernizing trends of their time. The essays gathered in this volume not only tell unexpected narratives of the Old South, they also explore the compatibility of slavery-the defining feature of antebellum southern life-with cultural and material markers of modernity such as moral reform, cities, and industry. Considered as proponents of American manifest destiny, for example, antebellum southern politicians look more like nationalists and less like separatists. Though situated within distinct communities, Southerners'-white, black, and red-participated in and responded to movements global in scope and transformative in effect. The turmoil that changes in Asian and European agriculture wrought among southern staple producers shows the interconnections between seemingly isolated southern farms and markets in distant lands. Deprovincializing the antebellum South, The Old South's Modern Worlds illuminates a diverse region both shaped by and contributing to the complex transformations of the nineteenth-century world.

Parrot und Olivier in Amerika

Roman
Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104007454
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
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Parrot und Olivier sind zwei Schiffbrüchige des Lebens: Olivier ist ein junger Adliger und auf der Flucht vor den Wirren nach der Französischen Revolution, Parrot ist der buntscheckige Sohn eines englischen Wanderdruckers. Das Schicksal spannt sie zusammen und schickt sie nach Amerika, wo ein jeder alles werden kann. In einem wilden Parforceritt lernt das ungleiche Paar neue Lektionen in Liebe, Kunst und freiem Unternehmertum. Peter Careys Roman sprüht vor Witz und Fabulierlust; er ist eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben.

Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010


Author: Tanja Bueltmann,David T. Gleeson,Donald M. MacRaild
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 184631819X
Category: History
Page: 246
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After 1600, English emigration became one of Europe’s most significant population movements. Yet compared to what has been written about the migration of Scots and Irish, relatively little energy has been expended on the numerically more significant English flows. Whilst the Scottish, Irish, German, Italian, Jewish and Black Diasporas are well known and much studied, there is virtual silence on the English. Why, then, is there no English Diaspora? Why has little been said about the English other than to map their main emigration flows? Did the English simply disappear into the host population? Or were they so fundamental, and foundational, to the Anglophone, Protestant cultures of the evolving British World that they could not be distinguished in the way Catholic Irish or continental Europeans were? With contributions from the UK, Europe North America and Australasia that examine themes as wide-ranging as Yorkshire societies in New Zealand and St George’s societies in Montreal, to Anglo-Saxonism in the Atlantic World and the English Diaspora of the sixteenth century, this international collection explores these and related key issues about the nature and character of English identity during the creation of the cultures of the wider British World. It does not do so uncritically. Several of the authors deal with and accept the invisibility of the English, while others take the opposite view. The result is a lively collection which combines reaffirmations of some existing ideas with fresh empirical research, and groundbreaking new conceptualisations.

Democracy in America

And Two Essays on America
Author: Alexis Tocqueville,Gerald Bevan,Isaac Kramnick
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0140447601
Category: History
Page: 935
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A study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a new translation that also includes Two Weeks in the Wilderness, the author's description of the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida. Original.