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Democracy in America / by Alexis de Tocqueville ; translated by Henry Reeve ; with an original preface and notes, by John C. Spencer Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859

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Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859
Democracy; United States -- Politics and government; Democracy -- United States
In 1831, a young French aristocrat named Alexis de Tocqueville came to the United States officially to appraise the country's penal system--but with a higher personal goal in mind. Looking to America's unique democratic system as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, Tocqueville set about to study the culture, character, and institutions of the evolving nation ...
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