Democracy in America (Abridged / Hardcover)

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By Alexis De Tocqueville, Sanford Kessler (Abridged by), Stephen D. Grant (Translator)
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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.

About the Author

Sanford Kessler is Associate Professor of Political Science, North Carolina State University.Stephen D. Grant received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780872204959
ISBN-10: 0872204952
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company
Publication Date: June 1st, 2000
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Hackett Classics