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Democracy in America (Volumes 1 and 2, Unabridged) eBook: Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve: dawailelo.com: Kindle Store

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When the Europeans first landed on the shores of the West Indies, and afterwards on the coast of South America, they thought themselves transported into those fabulous regions of which poets had sung. He traveled the length and breath of a country much smaller than what we see on the map now. Overall, I think de Toqueville was remarkably prescient, a very intelligent socio-political observer of only 30 years old when he wrote this volume. How strange does it appear that nations have existed, and afterwards so completely disappeared from the earth that the remembrance of their very names is effaced; their languages are lost; their glory is vanished like a sound without an echo; though perhaps there is not one which has not left behind it some tomb in memory of its passage! The tongue of arid land was the cradle of those English colonies which were destined one day to become the United States of America. The Indian was indebted to no one but himself; his virtues, his vices, and his prejudices were his own work; he had grown up in the wild independence of his nature.

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Democracy in America (Volumes 1 and 2, Unabridged) eBook: Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve: dawailelo.com: Kindle Store

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Sure he got some things wrong, but there is so much wisdom and insight in this book -- far too much to summarize in this review -- that it's hard to believe it was observed and written by a man in his late 20s. This isn't dessert or junk food. They seemed to have multiplied freely in the midst of their deserts without coming in contact with other races more civilized than their own. He defended bicameralism two parliamentary chambers and the election of the President of the Republic by universal suffrage. North America appeared under a very different aspect; there everything was grave, serious, and solemn: it seemed created to be the domain of intelligence, as the South was that of sensual delight. A sort of methodical order seems to have regulated the separation of land and water, mountains and valleys. In groves of fragrant lemon-trees, wild figs, flowering myrtles, acacias, and oleanders, which were hung with festoons of various climbing plants, covered with flowers, a multitude of birds unknown in Europe displayed their bright plumage, glittering with purple and azure, and mingled their warbling with the harmony of a world teeming with life and motion.

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Democracy in America — Volume 1 by Alexis de Tocqueville

democracy in america volume 1 unabridged de tocqueville alexis reeve henry

In 1831, the then twenty-seven year old Alexis de Tocqueville, was sent with Gustave de Beaumont to America by the French Government to study and make a report on the American prison system. He has a very odd to a modern reader pro-aristocracy pro-religion France-slanted point of view. Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville July 29, 1805 — April 16, 1859 was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840 and The Old Regime and the Revolution 1856. If the point in question was important or doubtful, I was not satisfied with one testimony, but I formed my opinion on the evidence of several witnesses. The emigrants who fixed themselves on the shores of America in the beginning of the seventeenth century severed the democratic principle from all the principles which repressed it in the old communities of Europe, and transplanted it unalloyed to the New World. Their notions on the great intellectual truths were in general simple and philosophical. The heads of the State have never had any forethought for its exigencies, and its victories have been obtained without their consent or without their knowledge.

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Democracy in America — Volume 1 by Alexis de Tocqueville

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He understood, however that democracy was the future, so in 1831 he came to America in order to see it in action. Democracy in America 1835 , his major work, published after his travels in the United States, is today considered an early work of sociology and political science. Thus slavery not only prevents the whites from becoming opulent, but even from desiring to become so. In parliament, he defended abolitionist views and upheld free trade, while supporting the colonization of Algeria carried on by Louis-Philippe's regime. It is quite amazing and by far my favorite translation and compilation of all things Tocqueville. I feel much closer to the founding of our country now - as if far less time has passed. The mean breadth of this territory does not exceed one hundred miles; but it is about nine hundred miles in length.

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Democracy in America (Volume 1, Unabridged)

democracy in america volume 1 unabridged de tocqueville alexis reeve henry

{6} Underneath this brilliant exterior death was concealed. The existence of a democracy was seemingly unknown, when on a sudden it took possession of the supreme power. Over a period of nine months the two traveled all over America making notes not only on the prison systems but on all aspects of American society and government. We need to rediscover those together. Hence arises the strange confusion which we are witnessing.

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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

democracy in america volume 1 unabridged de tocqueville alexis reeve henry

The most durable monument of human labor is that which recalls the wretchedness and nothingness of man. Embora o livro apresente algumas previsões que nem de longe se realizaram, ele também outras imensamente importantes que de fato ocorreram. In this part, he lists many dangers of unlearned democracy and expounds the importance and urgency of studying it. Those readers who may examine it closely will discover the fundamental idea which connects the several parts together. Nowhere have the great convulsions of the globe left more evident traces than in the valley of the Mississippi; the whole aspect of the country shows the powerful effects of water, both by its fertility and by its barrenness. There is definitely a historical interest, and parts of it remain eye opening, but it is a reference book of 19th Century insights made up of many, many short chapters; rather than the clever monologue of a 20 something French person's 10 month travel trip to the strange land. Uma análises apaixonante e isenta dos primeiros anos da Democracia Americana.

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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

democracy in america volume 1 unabridged de tocqueville alexis reeve henry

The Indians occupied without possessing it. Tocqueville conseguiu antever a decadência do Sul e guerra de Secessão, o domínio continental americano, a praticamente extinção dos índios. The race of American statesmen has evidently dwindled most remarkably in the course of the last fifty years. I do not think a few words woul Incredible Book. I am so excited to be a part of that community of entreprenuers who are independent thinkers and innovators, creative and tenacious who are developing ourselves for lives of excellence in tribal communities and lead through example, encouragement and service to the best ideals of mankind.

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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

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The Mississippi takes its source above the limit of the two great regions of which I have spoken, not far from the highest point of the table-land where they unite. The Christian nations of our age seem to me to present a most alarming spectacle; the impulse which is bearing them along is so strong that it cannot be stopped, but it is not yet so rapid that it cannot be guided: their fate is in their hands; yet a little while and it may be so no longer. The destiny of the American people, as the sovereign power of the United States, consequently revolves about both their written laws and, equally as important, their moral values. Neither did those who lived three hundred years ago, when America was first discovered, leave any accounts from which even an hypothesis could be formed. As you approach the mountains the soil becomes more and more unequal and sterile; the ground is, as it were, pierced in a thousand places by primitive rocks, which appear like the bones of a skeleton whose flesh is partly consumed. The gradual development of the equality of conditions is therefore a providential fact, and it possesses all the characteristics of a divine decree: it is universal, it is durable, it constantly eludes all human interference, and all events as well as all men contribute to its progress. These are important books to read, to learn about the greatness of the country you live in.

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Democracy in America (Volume 1, Unabridged) by Alexis de Tocqueville by Alexis de Tocqueville

democracy in america volume 1 unabridged de tocqueville alexis reeve henry

The Indians of our time are unable to give any information relative to the history of this unknown people. The sight of their own hard lot and of their weakness, which is daily contrasted with the happiness and power of some of their fellow-creatures, excites in their hearts at the same time the sentiments of anger and of fear: the consciousness of their inferiority and of their dependence irritates while it humiliates them. The Crusades and the wars of the English decimated the nobles and divided their possessions; the erection of communities introduced an element of democratic liberty into the bosom of feudal monarchy; the invention of fire-arms equalized the villein and the noble on the field of battle; printing opened the same resources to the minds of all classes; the post was organized so as to bring the same information to the door of the poor man's cottage and to the gate of the palace; and Protestantism proclaimed that all men are alike able to find the road to heaven. Feito na década de 1830 por um jovem Tocqueville, o livro é recheado de excelentes observações a respeito do cidadão americano, inclusive relacionada à geografia do país. The Indians, in their pompous language, have named it the Father of Waters, or the Mississippi. The people has consequently been abandoned to its wild propensities, and it has grown up like those outcasts who receive their education in the public streets, and who are unacquainted with aught but the vices and wretchedness of society.

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