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Democracy in America - by Alexis de Tocqueville (V. 1 & 2 with linked TOC and footnotes) [Kindle Edition]

Alexis de Tocqueville , Erick Brockway
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Democracy in America was written between the years of 1831 and 1840 as a result of Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont's journeys through the US at the behest of the government of France.
From the Wikipedia entry; In 1831, twenty-five-year-old Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. They arrived in New York City in May of that year and spent nine months traveling the United States, taking notes not only on prisons, but on all aspects of American society, including the nation's economy and its political system. The two also briefly visited Canada, spending a few days in the summer of 1831 in what was then Lower Canada (modern-day Quebec) and Upper Canada (modern-day Ontario).
After they returned to France in February 1832, Tocqueville and Beaumont submitted their report, entitled Du système pénitentiaire aux États-Unis et de son application en France, in 1833. When the first edition was published, Beaumont, sympathetic to social injustice, was working on another book, Marie, ou, L'esclavage aux Etats-Unis (two volumes, 1835), a social critique and novel describing the separation of races in a moral society and the conditions of slaves in America.
De la démocratie en Amérique (published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. A "literal" translation of its title is Of Democracy in America, but the usual translation of the title is simply Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the past seven-hundred years.

This is the Kindle book I compiled for myself as I bought a "Kindle" version with no linked Table of Contents or footnotes and it drove me crazy. I was curious as to the process for creating Kindle books, so I dove in to figure out how.
The result is this book here, I spent a couple weeks linking the Table of Contents and the extensive footnotes that Tocqueville seemed to have liked so much.

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there is a lot of misinformation and revisioning on the role religion played in the establishment of this democracy, and there need not be. Tocqueville's book is an excellent source by a French intellectual who was in America in the early 1800s and was an eye witness to those times and he quotes dozens of primary sources from earlier decades. Still quite readable, an excellent book and resource.
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