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Author Schleifer, James T., 1942- author

Title The Chicago companion to Tocqueville's Democracy in America / James T. Schleifer
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012


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Description xi, 199 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Why Read Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America? -- What Are the Purposes and Uses of the Companion? -- pt. I What Are the Contexts of Tocqueville's Democracy? -- 1.Who Was Tocqueville? -- What Are Some Essentials of His Life and Background? -- How Was He Able to Write Such a Brilliant Book? -- What Kind of Man Was Tocqueville? -- 2.How Was Democracy in America Written? -- Tocqueville's Journey to America -- Why Did Tocqueville Visit the United States in 1831? And What Did He Do There? -- How Did Tocqueville and Beaumont Work? -- What Is the Importance of Tocqueville's Travel Diaries and Letters Home? -- What Were the Weaknesses of Tocqueville's Journey? -- Tocqueville's Intellectual Encounter with America -- Tocqueville's Second Voyage to America -- How Did Democracy in America Take Shape? -- Tocqueville's Working Papers -- Help from Others -- What Were the Sources of Tocqueville's Book? --
Contents note continued: The Style and Structure of Tocqueville's Democracy -- Tocqueville's Ways of Writing: How Does He Address His Readers? -- How Is Democracy in America Organized? -- The Shape of the 1835 Democracy -- The Shape of the 1840 Democracy -- pt. II What Are Some of the Major Themes of Tocqueville's Democracy? -- 3.What Are Some of Tocqueville's Basic Convictions? -- 4.What Does Tocqueville Mean by Equality, Democracy, and Liberty? -- Equality -- Democracy -- Liberty -- How Are Equality, Democracy, and Liberty Related? -- 5.How Does Democracy Threaten Liberty? -- Democratic Materialism -- Democratic Individualism -- Centralization -- Where Would Power Accumulate? -- 6.How to Preserve Liberty? -- Decentralization -- Associations -- Self-Interest Well Understood -- Religion -- What Is Tocqueville's Essential Message? -- 7.What Are Some of Tocqueville's Other Major Themes? -- Economics and the Role of Government -- A Partisan of Democracy? -- Democracy and Religion --
Contents note continued: Democracy and Intellectual Creativity -- Democracy and Morality -- Democracy and Revolution -- Democracy and War -- The Democratic Character -- Tocqueville's Major Themes Reconsidered -- 8.What Else Does Tocqueville Have to Say about America? -- What Is Specific to America? -- The American Setting -- The Federal Constitution -- The Future of the Three Races -- American Exceptionalism -- Other Functions of America -- Tocqueville and the American Example -- pt. III American Readings of Tocqueville's Democracy -- 9.How Has Tocqueville's Democracy Been Read in America? -- Conservative Readings -- Liberal Readings -- Libertarian Readings -- Communitarian Readings -- Concluding Reflections -- pt. IV Tools for Use -- Glossary: What Are Some of the Key Terms in Tocqueville's Democracy? -- Guide to Key Chapters and Passages: Which Parts of Tocqueville's Democracy Are the Most Famous and Essential? -- Suggestions for Further Reading
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859. De la démocratie en Amérique.
LC no. 2011040731
ISBN 9780226737034 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
0226737039 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
9780226737041 (paperback) (alkaline paper)
0226737047 (paperback) (alkaline paper)
Other Titles Tocqueville's Democracy in America