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date: 22 May 2022

Democracy in America 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Eric D. DanielsEric D. Daniels

(1835–1840). Alexis de Tocqueville's two-volume Democracy in America has endured as a classic study of American society and institutions. While nineteenth-century intellectuals read Tocqueville hoping his insight into American life would supplement their debates over the democratic and nationalistic revolutions sweeping Europe, the work's searching analysis of the social impact of democratic institutions underlies its continuing influence. From the ... ...

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