Democracy in America. English Edition. Vol. 1
Volume 1 of a two volume English only version of Liberty Fund’s 4 volume bi-lingual critical edition. In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and his friend Gustave de Beaumont visited the United States. From Tocqueville’s copious notes of what he had seen and heard came the classic text De la Démocratie en Amérique, published in two large volumes, the first in 1835, the second in 1840. The first volume focused primarily on political society; the second, on civil society.
Democracy in America. English Edition. Edited by Eduardo Nolla. Translated from the French by James T. Schleifer. (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2012). Vol. 1.
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Table of Contents
- Translator’s Note
- Key Terms
- Editor’s Introduction
- Foreword to This Edition
- VOLUME 1 (1835) Edition: current; Page:  : DEMOCRACY IN AMERICAa
- PART I Introductiona
- CHAPTER 1: Exterior Configuration of North America
- CHAPTER 2: Of the Point of Departure and Its Importance for the Future of the Anglo-Americansa
- CHAPTER 3: Social State of the Anglo-Americans
- CHAPTER 4: Of the Principle of the Sovereignty of the People in America
- CHAPTER 5: Necessity of Studying What Happens in the Individual States before Speaking about the Government of the Uniona
- CHAPTER 6a: Of the Judicial Power in the United States and Its Action on Political Societyb
- CHAPTER 7: Of Political Jurisdiction in the United StatesTN 4
- CHAPTER 8: Of the Federal Constitution
- PART II
- CHAPTER 1: How It Can Be Strictly Said That in the United States It Is the People Who Govern
- CHAPTER 2: Of Parties in the United States
- CHAPTER 3: Of Freedom of the Press in the United States
- CHAPTER 4: Of Political Association in the United States
- CHAPTER 5: Of the Government of Democracy in America
- CHAPTER 6a: What Are the Real Advantages That American Society Gains from the Government of Democracy?
- CHAPTER 7: Of the Omnipotence of the Majority in the United States and Its Effectsa Edition: current; Page: 
- CHAPTER 8: Of What Tempers Tyranny of the Majority in the United States
- CHAPTER 9: Of the Principal Causes That Tend to Maintain the Democratic Republic in the United Statesa
- CHAPTER 10: Some Considerations on the Present State and Probable Future of the Three Races That Inhabit the Territory of the United Statesa