Democracy in America Abridged with an Introduction by Michael Kammenby Tocqueville, Alexis de; Kammen, Michael; Rawlings, Elizabeth Trapnell
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Table of Contents
- America’s Founding and Its Importance for the Future of Anglo-Americans
- Anglo-American Social Conditions
- The Principle of the sovereignty of the People in America
- The Need to Examine What Happens in Individual States Before Discussing the Government of the Whole
- Why It Is Accurate To Say That In The United States, The People Govern
- The Real Advantages Derived By American Society From Democratic Government
- The Omnipotence of the Majority in the United States and Its Consequences
- What tempers the Tyranny of the Majority
- The Principal Causes Tending to Preserve a Democratic Republic in the United States
- A Few Remarks on Present and Probable Future Conditions of the Three Races Living Within the United States
Part I: The Influence of Democracy Upon the Intellectual Development of the United States
- The Principal Source of Beliefs Among Democratic Countries
- The Spirit in which Americans Cultivate the Arts
- Literary Production
- Certain Characteristics of Historians in Democratic Centuries
Part II: Influence of Democracy on the Opinions of Americans
- Individualism in Democratic Society
- Individualism is Greater Following a Democratic Revolution Than In Any Other Period
- Americans Minimize Individualism with Free Institutions
- The Role of Voluntary Associations in America
- The Relationship Between Associations and Newspapers
- Connections Between Voluntary and Political Associations
- Americans Overcome Individualism Through the Doctrine of Self-Interest Well Understood
- The Taste for Material Comfort in America
- Why Americans Appear So Restless Amidst Their Prosperity
- How Americans’ Love of Material Comfort Combines with the Love of Liberty and a Concern for Public Affairs
- How Aristocracy May Result from Industry
Part III: Influence of Democracy on Customs as Such
- Education of Girls in the United States
- The Young Woman as Wife
- How Social Equality Helps Maintain Moral Behavior in America
- What Americans Mean by Equality of Men and Women
- American Society Appears Both Restless and Monotonous
- Why Great Revolutions Will Become Rare
Part IV: The Influence Exercised by Democratic Ideas and Attitudes on Politics
- Equality Naturally Leads to A Desire For Free Institutions
- The Type of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear
- An Overview of the Subject
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