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Alexis de Tocqueville was born in 1805 to a noble French family that had survived the French Revolution. His father gained some political power under the reign of the Bourbons, and after the July Revolution of 1830, the family was exiled along with the king. Tocqueville, then twenty-five years old, stayed in France, swearing allegiance to the new government. Shortly thereafter he and a friend, Gustave de Beaumont, sought and received a government assignment to study the prison system of the United States. They arrived in America in 1831. After extensive travels across the young nation, Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America (published in two volumes in 1835 and 1840). The publication of the first volume made Tocqueville a well-known figure, but he led a quiet life, accepting modest governmental posts, traveling around Europe, and marrying an Englishwoman. In 1848, Tocqueville once again rose to political prominence after a prescient speech that foretold of revolution. After serving through the massive upheavals and overthrows of government, Tocqueville retired from political life in 1849. Always weak in health, his lung disease grew progressively worse from that period on. Moving south several times on doctor’s recommendations, Tocqueville succumbed to death in 1859, in Cannes.

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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville 0226805360 9780226805368 Democracy in America
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Democracy in America (Signet Classics) by Alexis de Tocqueville 0451531604 9780451531605 Democracy in America (Signet Classics)
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Letters from America by Alexis de Tocqueville 0300181833 9780300181838 Letters from America
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Writings on Empire and Slavery by Alexis Tocqueville 0801877563 9780801877568 Writings on Empire and Slavery
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Journey to America by Alexis de Tocqueville B002DN9CJ2 B002DN9CJ2 Journey to America
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Democracy in America, Volume 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville 1358060673 9781358060670 Democracy in America, Volume 2
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Letters from America by Alexis de Tocqueville 0300153821 9780300153828 Letters from America
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Fifteen Days in the Wilderness by Alexis De Tocqueville 0990859746 9780990859741 Fifteen Days in the Wilderness
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Memoir on Pauperism by Alexis De Tocqueville 1566631688 9781566631686 Memoir on Pauperism
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De la democratie en amerique 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville 2080703544 9782080703545 De la democratie en amerique 2
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