Democracy in America Abridged

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872204942
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Democracy in America

Author: Alexis Tocqueville
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141915692
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Writings on Empire and Slavery

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801865091
Format: PDF
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After completing his research for Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville turned to the French consolidation of its empire in North Africa, which he believed deserving of similar attention. Tocqueville began studying Algerian history and culture, making two trips to Algeria in 1841 and 1846. He quickly became one of France's foremost experts on the country and wrote essays, articles, official letters, and parliamentary reports on such diverse topics as France's military and administrative policies in North Africa, the people of the Maghrib, his own travels in Algeria, and the practice of Islam. Throughout, Tocqueville consistently defended the French imperial project, a position that stands in tension with his admiration for the benefits of democracy he witnessed in America. Although Tocqueville never published a book-length study of French North Africa, his various writings on the subject provide as invaluable a portrait of French imperialism as Democracy in America does of the Early Republic period in American history. In Writings on Empire and Slavery, Jennifer Pitts has selected and translated nine of his most important dispatches on Algeria, which offer startling new insights into both Tocqueville's political thought and French liberalism's attitudes toward the political, military, and moral aspects of France's colonial expansion. The volume also includes six articles Tocqueville wrote during the same period calling for the emancipation of slaves in France's Caribbean colonies.

Complete Writings

Author: Phillis Wheatley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140424300
Format: PDF, ePub
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A definitive collection of writings by the eighteenth-century American slave and author includes her letters, poetry, translations, short fiction, and essays, along with poetry by some of Wheatley's contemporary African-American poets--Lucy Terry, Jupiter Harmon, and Francis Williams. Original.

The Democracy Sourcebook

Author: Robert Alan Dahl
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262541473
Format: PDF
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A collection of classic and contemporary writings on democracy, suitable for use in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.

American Dionysia

Author: Steven Johnston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107100607
Format: PDF
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American Dionysia reveals that classic and contemporary resources of tragedy can counter the violence inherent in democracy.

The Political Writings

Author: John Dewey
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872201903
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This welcome anthology presents for the first time in one volume John Dewey's major political writings. Ranging throughout his career, the selections display Dewey's philosophical method, his controversial views on war and education, his essential contributions to democratic theory, and his distinctive brand of progressive political ideology. A substantial introductory essay sets the selections in historical context, explains their continuing relevance to American politics, and explores the revivial of interest in Dewey in recent years.