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Democracy in America : A New Abridgment for Students.

Author/Creator:
de Tocqueville, Alexis.
Publication:
Oak Harbor : Lexham Press, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (385 pages)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Title Page
Copyright
Contents
Introduction
I. Democracy, Liberty, Equality
II. Interest Rightly Understood
III. Race
Volume I
Author's Introduction
Chapter I: Exterior Form of North America
Chapter II: Origin of the Anglo-Americans, and Importance of This Origin in Relation to Their Future Condition
Chapter III: Social Condition of the Anglo-Americans
The Striking Characteristic of the Social Condition of the Anglo-Americans Is Its Essential Democracy
Chapter IV: The Principle of the Sovereignty of the People in America
Chapter V: Necessity of Examining the Condition of the States before that of the Union at Large
The American System of Townships
Limits of the Township
Powers of the Township in New England
Spirit of the Townships of New England
The Administration of Government in New England
General Remarks on the Administration in the United States
Political Effects of Decentralized Administration in the United States
Chapter VI: Judicial Power in the United States, and Its Influence on Political Society
Other Powers Granted to American Judges
Chapter VII: Political Jurisdiction in the United States
Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution
Summary of the Federal Constitution
Powers of the Federal Government
In What Respects the Federal Constitution Is Superior to that of the States
Advantages of the Federal System in General, and Its Special Utility in America
Chapter IX: How It Can Be Strictly Said that the People Govern in the United States
Chapter X: Parties in the United States
Chapter XI: Liberty of the Press in the United States
Chapter XII: Political Associations in the United States
Chapter XIII: Government of the Democracy in America
Universal Suffrage.
The Choice of the People, and the Instinctive Preferences of the American Democracy
Chapter XIV: What Are the Real Advantages Which American Society Derives from a Democratic Government
General Tendency of the Laws under the American Democracy, and Instincts of Those Who Apply Them
Public Spirit in the United States
Chapter XV: Unlimited Power of the Majority in the United States, and Its Consequences
Tyranny of the Majority
Effects of the Omnipotence of the Majority upon the Arbitrary Authority of American Public Officers
Effects of the Tyranny of the Majority upon the National Character of the Americans.-The Courtier-Spirit in the United States
The Greatest Dangers of the American Republics Proceed from the Omnipotence of the Majority
Chapter XVI: Causes Which Mitigate the Tyranny of the Majority in the United States
Absence of Centralized Administration
The Profession of the Law in the United States Serves to Counterpoise the Democracy
Chapter XVII: Principal Causes Which Tend to Maintain the Democratic Republic in the United States
Accidental or Providential Causes Which Contribute to Maintain the Democratic Republic in the United States
Influence of the Laws upon the Maintenance of the Democratic Republic in the United States
Influence of Manners upon the Maintenance of the Democratic Republic in the United States
Religion Considered as a Political Institution, Which Powerfully Contributes to the Maintenance of the Democratic Republic Amongst the Americans
Indirect Influence of Religious Opinions upon Political Society in the United States
Principal Causes Which Render Religion Powerful in America
How the Education, the Habits, and the Practical Experience of the Americans Promote the Success of Their Democratic Institutions.
The Laws Contribute More to the Maintenance of the Democratic Republic in the United States than the Physical Circumstances of the Country, and the Manners More than the Laws
Whether Laws and Manners Are Sufficient to Maintain Democratic Institutions in Other Countries besides America
Importance of What Precedes with Respect to the State of Europe
Chapter XVIII: The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races Which Inhabit the Territory of the United States
The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Indian Tribes Which Inhabit the Territory Possessed by the Union
Situation of the Black Population in the United States, and Dangers with Which Its Presence Threatens the Whites
What Are the Chances of Duration of the American Union, and What Dangers Threaten It
Conclusion
Volume II
First Book: Influence of Democracy upon the Action of Intellect in the United States
Chapter I: Philosophical Method of the Americans
Chapter II: Of the Principal Source of Belief among Democratic Nations
Chapter III: Why the Americans Show More Aptitude and Taste for General Ideas than Their Forefathers, the English
Chapter IV: Why the Americans Have Never Been so Eager as the French for General Ideas in Political Affairs
Chapter V: How Religion in the United States Avails Itself of Democratic Tendencies
Chapter VI: The Progress of Roman Catholicism in the United States
Chapter VII: What Causes Democratic Nations to Incline Towards Pantheism
Chapter VIII: How Equality Suggests to the Americans the Idea of the Indefinite Perfectibility of Man
Chapter IX: The Example of the Americans Does Not Prove that a Democratic People Can Have No Aptitude and No Taste for Science, Literature, or Art
Chapter X: Why the Americans Are More Addicted to Practical than to Theoretical Science.
Chapter XI: In What Spirit the Americans Cultivate the Arts
Chapter XII: Why the Americans Raise Some Insignificant Monuments, and Others that Are Very Grand
Chapter XIII: Literary Characteristics of Democratic Times
Chapter XIV: The Trade of Literature
Chapter XV: The Study of Greek and Latin Literature Is Peculiarly Useful in Democratic Communities
Chapter XVI: How the American Democracy Has Modified the English Language
Chapter XVII: Of Some Sources of Poetry Amongst Democratic Nations
Chapter XVIII: Why American Writers and Orators Often Use an Inflated Style
Chapter XIX: Some Observations on the Drama Amongst Democratic Nations
Chapter XX: Some Characteristics of Historians in Democratic Times
Chapter XXI: Of Parliamentary Eloquence in the United States
Second Book: Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of the Americans
Chapter I: Why Democratic Nations Show a More Ardent and Enduring Love of Equality than of Liberty
Chapter II: Of Individualism in Democratic Countries
Chapter III: Individualism Stronger at the Close of a Democratic Revolution than at Other Periods
Chapter IV: That the Americans Combat the Effects of Individualism by Free Institutions
Chapter V: Of the Use Which the Americans Make of Public Associations in Civil Life
Chapter VI: Of the Relation between Public Associations and the Newspapers
Chapter VII: Relation of Civil to Political Associations
Chapter VIII: How the Americans Combat Individualism by the Principle of Interest Rightly Understood
Chapter IX: That the Americans Apply the Principle of Interest Rightly Understood to Religious Matters
Chapter X: Of the Taste for Physical Well-Being in America
Chapter XI: Peculiar Effects of the Love of Physical Gratifications in Democratic Times.
Chapter XII: Why Some Americans Manifest a Sort of Fanatical Spiritualism
Chapter XIII: Why the Americans Are so Restless in the Midst of Their Prosperity
Chapter XIV: How the Taste for Physical Gratifications Is United in America to Love of Freedom and Attention to Public Affairs
Chapter XV: How Religious Belief Sometimes Turns the Thoughts of the Americans to Immaterial Pleasures
Chapter XVI: How Excessive Care for Worldly Welfare May Impair that Welfare
Chapter XVII: How, When Conditions Are Equal and Skepticism Is Rife, It Is Important to Direct Human Actions to Distant Objects
Chapter XVIII: Why Amongst the Americans All Honest Callings Are Considered Honorable
Chapter XIX: What Causes Almost All Americans to Follow Industrial Callings
Chapter XX: How an Aristocracy May Be Created by Manufactures
Third Book: Influence of Democracy on Manners Properly so Called
Chapter I: How Manners Are Softened as Social Conditions Become More Equal
Chapter II: How Democracy Renders the Habitual Intercourse of the Americans Simple and Easy
Chapter III: Why the Americans Show so Little Sensitiveness in Their Own Country, and Are so Sensitive in Europe
Chapter IV: Consequences of the Three Preceding Chapters
Chapter V: How Democracy Affects the Relations of Masters and Servants
Chapter VI: How Democratic Institutions and Manners Tend to Raise Rents and Shorten the Terms of Leases
Chapter VII: Influence of Democracy on Wages
Chapter VIII: Influence of Democracy on the Family
Chapter IX: Education of Young Women in the United States
Chapter X: The Young Woman in the Character of a Wife
Chapter XI: How Equality of Condition Contributes to Maintain Good Morals in America
Chapter XII: How the Americans Understand the Equality of the Sexes.
Chapter XIII: How the Principle of Equality Naturally Divides the Americans into a Multitude of Small Private Circles.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Wilsey, John D.
Other format:
Print version: de Tocqueville, Alexis Democracy in America
ISBN:
9781577997665
9781577997658
OCLC:
1013825332
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