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Alexis de Tocqueville

Historian, Author (29-Jul-1805 — 16-Apr-1859)


Roger Boesche. Tocqueville's Road Map: Methodology, Liberalism, Revolution, And Despotism. Lexington Books. 2006. 217pp.

Hugh Brogan. Tocqueville. Collins. 1973. 95pp.

Henry Steele Commager. Commager on Tocqueville. University of Missouri Press. 1993. 144pp.

Seymour Drescher. Dilemmas of Democracy: Tocqueville and Modernization. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1968. 302pp.

Seymour Drescher. Tocqueville and England. Harvard University Press. 1964. 263pp.

Michael Drolet. Tocqueville, Democracy and Social Reform. Palgrave Macmillan. 2003. 328pp.

Robert T. Gannett. Tocqueville Unveiled: The Historian and His Sources for The Old Regime and the Revolution. University of Chicago Press. 2003. 246pp.

Edward T. Gargan. Alexis de Tocqueville: The Critical Years, 1848-1851. Catholic University of America Press. 1955. 324pp.

Michael Hereth. Translated by George F. Bogardus. Alexis de Tocqueville: Threats to Freedom in Democracy. Duke University Press. 1986. 195pp.

André Jardin. Translated by Robert Hemenway; Lydia Davis. Tocqueville: A Biography. John Hopkins University Press. 1998. 558pp.

John C. Koritansky. Alexis de Tocqueville and the New Science of Politics: An Interpretation of Democracy in America. Carolina Academic Press. 1986. 162pp.

Jean-Claude Lamberti. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Tocqueville and the Two Democracies. Harvard University Press. 1989. 323pp.

Peter Augustine Lawler (editor). Democracy and Its Friendly Critics: Tocqueville and Political Life Today. Lexington Books. 2004. 191pp.

Peter Augustine Lawler. The Restless Mind: Alexis de Tocqueville on the Origin and Perpetuation of Human Liberty. Rowman & Littlefield. 1993. 200pp.

Michael Arthur Ledeen. Tocqueville on American Character: Why Tocqueville's Brilliant Exploration of the American Spirit Is as Vital and Important Today as It Was Nearly Two Hundred Years Ago. Macmillan. 2000. 229pp.

Max Lerner. Tocqueville & American Civilization. Transaction Publishers. 1994. 125pp.

Jack Lively. The Social and Political Thought of Alexis de Tocqueville. Clarendon Press. 1965. 263pp.

Matthew J. Mancini. Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectuals: From His Times to Ours. Rowman & Littlefield. 2006. 255pp.

Pierre Manent. Translated by John Waggoner. Tocqueville and the Nature of Democracy. Rowman & Littlefield. 1996. 148pp.

Françoise Mélonio. Translated by Beth G. Raps. Tocqueville and the French. University of Virginia Press. 1998. 300pp.

Harvey Mitchell. Individual Choice and the Structures of History: Alexis de Tocqueville as Historian Reappraised. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 290pp.

Joshua Mitchell. The Fragility of Freedom: Tocqueville on Religion, Democracy, and the American Future. University of Chicago Press. 1999. 288pp.

George Wilson Pierson. Tocqueville and Beaumont in America. Oxford University Press. 1938. 852pp.

James T. Schleifer. The Making of Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Liberty Fund. 2000. 411pp.

Cheryl B. Welch. De Tocqueville. Oxford University Press. 2001. 284pp.

Cheryl B. Welch (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville. Cambridge University Press. 2006. 428pp.

Sheldon S. Wolin. Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life. Princeton University Press. 2001. 650pp.

Irving M. Zeitlin. Liberty, Equality, and Revolution in Alexis de Tocqueville. Little, Brown. 1971. 172pp.

Marvin Zetterbaum. Tocqueville and the Problem of Democracy. Stanford University Press. 1967. 185pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1465)

  5. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.763)

  6. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.921-23)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1030)

  8. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.14, pp.753-54)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.145)

  10. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.510)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.116)

  12. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.452)

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