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  • Published: 20 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9780140447606
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 992
  • RRP: $27.99

Democracy in America

And Two Essays on America



Unique to this edition is a translation of Tocqueville's other American writings:Two Weeks in the Wilderness and The Excursion to Lake Onéida.

In 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.

  • Published: 20 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9780140447606
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 992
  • RRP: $27.99

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