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Tocqueville, Covenant, and the Democratic Revolution

Harmonizing Earth with Heaven

by Barbara Allen

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Published by Lexington Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Political Process - General,
  • Political Science / General,
  • Essays,
  • History,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • 1805-1859,
  • Democracy,
  • Politics and government,
  • Social conditions,
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de,,
  • United States,
  • History: World

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10657934M
    ISBN 100739111744
    ISBN 109780739111741

    Tocqueville came to America in May of seeking intellectual clarity about the essence of democracy, obscured from view in Europe by the terrible violence of the French Revolution. The journey gave birth, of course, to Democracy in America, the remarkable book forming the centerpiece of Manent's study. How did Tocqueville describe the middle class in the US? He said the people of the middle class were free, but still had to work to maintain their livings. Because the middle class had to work for money, they were encouraged to work longer and harder, and at a higher-paying jobs.

    Description: Tocqueville, Covenant, and the Democratic Revolution examines the intellectual and institutional context in which Alexis de Tocqueville developed his understanding of American political culture, with its profound influence on his democratic theory. This book also examines Tocqueville's claim that religious beliefs are among the.   In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years. In , Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system/5(31).

    Tocqueville Democracy In America Volume 1 By Alexis de Tocqueville Translator – Henry Reeve Book One Introduction Special Introduction By Hon. John T. Morgan In the eleven years that separated the Declaration of the In-dependence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Constitution, the greatCited by: Alexis de Tocqueville was the French author of Democracy in America (), perhaps the best, and certainly the most widely-quoted book ever written about the United was unusual for his time in many ways. One way in which he stood out in nineteenth-century France was his attitude towards religion.


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Tocqueville, Covenant, and the Democratic Revolution by Barbara Allen Download PDF EPUB FB2

An important book for scholars of Tocqueville as well as American political thought, this book suggests that an understanding of the American covenant tradition is critical to our interpretation of Tocqueville's analysis of the democratic revolution and the 'new science and the Democratic Revolution book politics' it Cited by:   This book is a sweeping and affectionate analysis of Alexis de Tocqueville's political theory of democracy from the perspective of the Puritans' federal or covenant theology, which, for Tocqueville, constituted the point of origin for American : John Kincaid.

Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, comte de Tocqueville (French: [alɛgzi də tɔkvil]; 29 July – 16 April ), colloquially known as Tocqueville (/ ˈ t ɒ k v ɪ l, ˈ t oʊ k-/), was a French aristocrat, diplomat, political scientist and is best known for his works Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes, and ) and The Old Regime and the Revolution ().Constituency: Sainte-Mère-Église.

Get this from a library. Tocqueville, covenant, and the democratic revolution: harmonizing earth with heaven. [Barbara Allen] -- "Tocqueville, Covenant, and the Democratic Revolution examines the intellectual and institutional context in which Alexis de Tocqueville developed his understanding of American political culture.

An important book for scholars of Tocqueville as well as American political thought, this book suggests that an understanding of the American covenant tradition is critical to our interpretation of Tocqueville's analysis of the democratic revolution Tocqueville the "new science of politics" it : $ Tocqueville, Covenant, and and the Democratic Revolution book Democratic Revolution examines the intellectual and institutional context in which Alexis de Tocqueville developed his understanding of American political culture, with its profound influence on his democratic theory.

This book also examines Tocqueville's claim that religious beliefs are among the most important. An important book for scholars of Tocqueville as well as American political thought, this study suggests that an understanding of the American covenant tradition is critical to our interpretation of Tocqueville's analysis of the democratic revolution and the "new science of politics" it necessitated."--BOOK JACKET.

For Tocqueville, the democratic world needed not just a new political science but also new arts of statesmanship and leadership.

In this volume, Brian Danoff and L. Joseph Hebert, Jr., have brought together a diverse set of essays revealing that Tocqueville's understanding of democratic statesmanship remains highly relevant today.

Nearly two-thirds of a century has elapsed since the appearance of "Democracy in America," by Alexis Charles Henri Clerel de Tocqueville, a French nobleman, born at Paris, J Bred to the law, he exhibited an early predilection for philosophy and political economy, and at twenty-two was appointed judge-auditor at the tribunal of.

B arbara A llen. Tocqueville, Covenant, and the Democratic Revolution: Harmonizing Earth withMd.: Lexington Books. xix, Cloth $ Author: Harvey Mitchell.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Democracy In America, Volume 2 (of 2), by Alexis de Toqueville This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Preview this book» What people are Democracy in America, Volume 1 Alexis de Tocqueville Full view - - The great advantage of the Americans is, that they have arrived at a state of democracy without having to endure a democratic /5(5).

Alexis de Tocqueville possessed one of the most fertile sociological imaginations of the nineteenth century. For more than years, his uncanny predictive insight has continued to fascinate thinkers, and his writings have continued to influence our interpretations of history and society.

His analyses of many issues remain relevant to current social and political problems. In this. It is not yet the result of the democratic revolution, but it is the sure sign of it.

For an aristocracy that has allowed the heart of the people to escape Edition: current; Page: [ ] definitively from its hands, is like a tree with dead roots; the higher it is, the more easily is it toppled by the winds. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous seven hundred years.

InAlexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. A stunning intellectual achievement worthy of a place in the first circle of Tocqueville studies Pierre Manent's book illuminates the core of Tocqueville's political philosophy excellent book., American Political Science Review This pathbreaking book may well be the most provocative and insightful study of Tocqueville ever by: Democracy in America, originally titled De La Democratie en Amerique, is a classic French political text published in two volumes in and by Alexis De Tocqueville, a prominent French diplomat and political scientist.

De Tocqueville examines the rise of democracy in the relatively new country of the United States and discusses what he. Her book Tocqueville, Covenant, and the Democratic Revolution: Harmonizing Earth with Heaven examines the covenant idea in politics and its influence on American federalism.

Recently, she directed the award-winning feature length documentary Signing On: Stories of Deaf Breast Cancer Survivors, Their Families, and the Deaf Community. Democracy in America (–) is arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society.

This Library of America volume presents Alexis de Tocqueville’s masterpiece in an entirely new translation, the first to capture fully the precision and grace of his style while providing a rigorous and faithful rendering of his profound ideas and. Tocqueville, Covenant, and the Democratic Revolution: Harmonizing Earth with Heaven by Barbara Allen (Lexington Books) When I first read Tocqueville's Democracy in America back in college, it was taught to me, unfortunately, as it has usually been taught in twentieth-century America: volume 2 of the book is interesting, while volume 1 is not.

Volume 2, the part that a. Modern democratic freedom, Tocqueville argues, developed as a result of Christianity’s influence on European civilization, and more particularly as a .One of France's leading and most controversial political thinkers explores the central themes of Tocqueville's writings: the democratic revolution and the modern passion for equality.

What becomes of people when they are overcome by this passion and how does it transform the contents of life? Pierre Manent's analysis concludes that the growth of state power and the .“Democracy in America” starts out with an admiration for the democratic system of America in “Among the new objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, none struck my eye more vividly than the equality of conditions,” writes Alexis deTocqueville.