Democracy In America, by Alexis de Tocqueville

Table of Contents

Volume I

Alexis de Toqueville

Author’s Introduction

Chapter 1.  Exterior Form of North America

Chapter 2. Origin of the Anglo-Americans and its Future Importance

Chapter 3. Origin and Importance of the Anglo-Americans

Chapter 4. Social Condition of the Anglo-Americans

Chapter 5. Examining the Condition of the States before that of the Union

Chapter 6. Judicial Power in the United States, and its Influence

Chapter 7. Political Jurisdiction in the United States

Chapter 8. The Federal Constitution

Chapter 9. The People Govern in the United States

Chapter 10. Parties in the United States

Chapter 11. Liberty of the Press of the United States

Chapter 12. Political Associations in the United States

Chapter 13. Government Of The Democracy In The United States

Chapter 14. Advantages To U.S. Society From A Democratic Government

Chapter 15. Majority Power In The United States And Its Consequences

Chapter 16. Causes Which Mitigate The Tyranny Of The Majority In The US

Chapter 17. Causes Which Maintain The Republic In The US

Chapter 18. The Condition Of The Three Races That Inhabit The US

Volume 2, Section 1

Introduction. De Tocqueville’s Preface To The Second Part

Chapter 1. Philosophical Method Of The Americans

Chapter 2. Of The Principal Source Of Belief Among Democratic Nations

Chapter 3. The Aptitude And Taste Of Americans For General Ideas

Chapter 5. How Religion In The United States Tends Towards Democracy

Chapter 6. The Progress Of Roman Catholicism In The United States

Chapter 7. What Causes Democratic Nations To Incline Towards Pantheism

Chapter 8. Equality And The Idea Of Indefinite Perfectability Of Man

Chapter 9. American Aptitude For Science, Literature And Art

Chapter 10. Why American Science is more Practical Than Theoretical

Chapter 11. In What Spirit the Americans Cultivate the Arts

Chapter 12. American Monuments: Why Some are Insignificant, Others Grand

Chapter 13. Literary Characteristics of Democratic Times

Chapter 14. The Trade of Literature

Chapter 15. The Study of Greek and Latin Literature is Useful in America

Chapter 16. How American Democracy Has Modified The English Language

Chapter 17. Of Some Sources of Poetry Among Democratic Nations

Chapter 18. Why American Writers and Orators Use an Inflated Style

Chapter 19. Some Observations of the Drama among Democratic Nations

Chapter 20. Some Characteristics of Historians in Democratic Times

Chapter 21. On Parliamentary Eloquence in The United States

Volume 2, Section 2

Chapter 1. Why Democratic Nations Show a more Ardent and Enduring Love of Equality than of Liberty

Chapter 2. Of Individualism in Democratic Countries

Chapter 3. Individualism Stronger At The Close Of A Democratic Revolution Than At Other Periods

Chapter4. That The Americans Combat The Effects Of Individualism By Free Institutions

Chapter 5. Of the Uses which the Americans Make of Public Associations.

Chapter 6. Of the Relation Between Public Associations and the Newspapers.

Chapter 7. Relation of Civil To Political Associations

Chapter 8. How the Americans Combat Individualism by the Principle of Self-Interest Rightly Understood.

Chapter 9. That the Americans Apply the Principle of Self-interest Rightly Understood to Religions Matters.

Chapter 10. Of the taste for physical well-being in America

Chapter 11. Peculiar Effects of the Love of Gratification in Democratic Times

Chapter 12. Why Some Americans Manifest A Sort Of Fanatic Spiritualism

Chapter 13. Why the Americans Are So Restless In The Midst Of Their Prosperity

Chapter 14. How the Taste for Physical Gratification’s is United in America to Love of Freedom and Attention to Public Affairs.

Chapter 15. How Religious Belief Sometimes Turns Americans to Immaterial Pleasures

Chapter 16. How Excessive Care for Worldly Welfare may Impair that Welfare

Chapter 17. How, When Conditions are Equal and Skepticism is Rife, it is Important to Direct Human Actions to Distant Objects

Chapter 18. Why Among the Americans All Honest Callings are Considered Honorable

Chapter 19. What Causes Almost All Americans to Follow an Industrial Calling

Chapter 20. How an Aristocracy may be Created by Manufactures

Volume 2, Section 3

Chapter 1. How Customs are Softened as Social Conditions become more Equal

Chapter 2. How Democracy Renders the Social Intercourse of the Americans Free and Easy

Chapter 3. Why the Americans Show so Little Sensitiveness in their own Country and are so Sensitive in Europe

Chapter 4. Consequences of the Preceding Three Chapters

Chapter 5. How Democracy Affects the Relations of Masters and Servants

Chapter 6. How Democratic Institutions and Manners Tend to Raise Rents and Shorten the Terms of Leases

Chapter 7. Influence of Democracy on Wages.

Chapter 8. Influence of Democracy on the Family.

Chapter 9. Education of Young Women in The United States.

Chapter 10. The Young Woman in the Character of the Wife.

Chapter 11. How Equality of Condition Contributes in America to Good Morals.

Chapter 12. How Americans Understand the Equality of the Sexes.

Chapter 13. How the Principle of Equality Naturally Divides the Americans into a Multitude of Small Circles.

Chapter 14. Some Reflections on American Manners. 

Chapter 15. Of the Gravity of the Americans and why it does not Prevent them from often doing Inconsiderate Things.

Chapter 16. Why the National Vanity of the Americans is more Restless and Captious than that of the English.

Chapter 17. How the Aspect of Society in The United States is at once Excited and Monotonous.

Chapter 18. Of Honor in The United States and in Democratic Communities.

Chapter 19. Why so many Ambitious Men and so Little Lofty Ambition are to be Found in The United States.

Chapter 20. The Trade of Place-hunting in Certain Democratic Societies.

Chapter 21. Why Great Revolutions Will Become More Rare. 

Chapter 22. Why Democratic Nations Naturally Desire Peace, and Democratic Armies, War.

Chapter 23. Which is the most warlike and revolutionary class in democratic Armies.

Chapter 24. Causes Which Render Democratic Armies Weaker than Other Armies at the Outset of a Campaign, and More Formidable in Protracted Warfare. 

Chapter 25. Of Discipline in Democratic Armies.

Chapter 26. Some Considerations on War in Democratic Communities. 

Volume 2, Section 4

Chapter 1. Influence of Democratic Ideas and Feelings on Political Society.

Chapter 2. That the Opinions of Democratic Nations about Government are Naturally Favorable to the Concentration of Power.

Chapter 3. That the Sentiments of Democratic Nations Accord with their Opinions in Leading them to Concentrate Political Power.

Chapter 4. Of Certain Peculiar and Accidental Causes which either Lead a People to Complete the Centralization of Government or Divert them from it.

Chapter 5. That Among the European Nations of our Time the Sovereign Power is Increasing, Although the Sovereigns are Less Stable.

Chapter 6. What sort of despotism European Nations have to fear. 

Chapter 7. Continuation of the Preceding Chapters.

Chapter 8. General Survey of the Subject.  


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