Democracy in America Vol. I

Alexis de TOCQUEVILLE (1805 - 1859), translated by Henry REEVE (1813 - 1895)

When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful observations American society and political system, found in the two volume book he published after his visit, still remain surprisingly relevant today. (Summary by the Bookworm)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History , Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction & Special Introduction Anna Simon
00:33:37
Play 01 Chapter I: Exterior Form Of North America Anna Simon
00:20:36
Play 02 Chapter II: Origin Of The Anglo-Americans—Part I James Tiley
00:28:43
Play 03 Chapter II: Origin Of The Anglo-Americans—Part II James Tiley
00:32:01
Play 04 Chapter III: Social Conditions Of The Anglo-Americans Anna Simon
00:21:12
Play 05 Chapter IV: The Principle Of The Sovereignty Of The People In America Sibella Denton
00:07:08
Play 06 Chapter V: Necessity Of Examining The Condition Of The States—Part I Sibella Denton
00:31:58
Play 07 Chapter V: Necessity Of Examining The Condition Of The States—Part II Sibella Denton
00:20:11
Play 08 Chapter V: Necessity Of Examining The Condition Of The States—Part III Sibella Denton
00:32:27
Play 09 Chapter VI: Judicial Power In The United States Anna Simon
00:19:50
Play 10 Chapter VII: Political Jurisdiction In The United States Sibella Denton
00:13:33
Play 11 Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part I Mim Ritty
00:28:26
Play 12 Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part II radioreader
00:33:06
Play 13 Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part III Bob Tassinari
00:27:10
Play 14 Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part IV Bob Tassinari
00:28:24
Play 15 Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part V Bob Tassinari
00:34:02
Play 16 Chapter IX: Why The People May Strictly Be Said To Govern In The United Gary Gilberd
00:03:07
Play 17 Chapter X: Parties In The United States Gary Gilberd
00:20:29
Play 18 Chapter XI: Liberty Of The Press In The United States Christian Pecaut
00:33:07
Play 19 Chapter XII: Political Associations In The United States Sibella Denton
00:20:12
Play 20 Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part I Leon Mire
00:34:48
Play 21 Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part II Leon Mire
00:29:05
Play 22 Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part III Leon Mire
00:28:52
Play 23 Chapter XIV: Advantages American Society Derive From Democracy—Part I Joshua B. Christensen
00:27:07
Play 24 Chapter XIV: Advantages American Society Derive From Democracy—Part II Joshua B. Christensen
00:16:28
Play 25 Chapter XV: Unlimited Power Of Majority, And Its Consequences—Part I Ryan Mease
00:08:56
Play 26 Chapter XV: Unlimited Power Of Majority, And Its Consequences—Part II Ryan Mease
00:25:56
Play 27 Chapter XVI: Causes Mitigating Tyranny In The United States—Part I ML Cohen
00:23:56
Play 28 Chapter XVI: Causes Mitigating Tyranny In The United States—Part II ML Cohen
00:15:50
Play 29 Chapter XVII: Principal Causes Maintaining The Democratic Republic—Part I Joe Konno
00:25:30
Play 30 Chapter XVII: Principal Causes Maintaining The Democratic Republic—Part II Anna Christensen
00:24:01
Play 31 Chapter XVII: Principal Causes Maintaining The Democratic Republic—Part III Anna Simon
00:28:25
Play 32 Chapter XVII: Principal Causes Maintaining The Democratic Republic—Part IV Joe Konno
00:26:39
Play 33 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races In The United States—Part I Gilly
00:20:30
Play 34 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part II Gilly
00:14:31
Play 35 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part III Sibella Denton
00:23:57
Play 36 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part IV Sibella Denton
00:24:59
Play 37 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part V Sibella Denton
00:23:53
Play 38 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part VI Sibella Denton
00:25:38
Play 39 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part VII Sibella Denton
00:19:22
Play 40 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part VIII Sibella Denton
00:27:07
Play 41 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part IX Sibella Denton
00:27:22
Play 42 Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part X Sibella Denton
00:15:34
Play 43 Conclusion George Deprez, PhD
00:16:41
Play 44 Chapter XI: Liberty Of The Press In The United States - French original text Cicorée
00:24:31