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Democracy in America

HeinOnline's interactive digital edition of the classic Tocqueville work, edited by Alan Keely, Associate Director for Collection Services at Wake Forest Law Library.

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Alexis de Tocqueville: A Comprehensive Bibliography - Hedgehogs and Foxes

This bibliography from Christine Alice Corcos, Professor of Law at Louisiana State University, covers Tocqueville's biography, political career, writings, philosophy--including his thoughts on human rights, slavery, penology, and education, as well as Tocqueville's social circle and  modern discussion of his works. Links to full text of works listed are included when available.

Launched in August, 2018, Hedgehogs and Foxes collects and integrates information and techniques that lend themselves to the interdisciplinary study of law and the humanities, including literature, film, television, art, music, drama, history, and disciplines.

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America, Summary & Beliefs - HISTORY

This page from HISTORY provides an overview of Tocqueville's life, travels, and legacy as well as a discussion of Democracy in America.

HISTORY, a division of A+E Networks, presents programming on a wide range of historical periods and topics, as well as reality-television style shows and original dramatic programming. Their website presents articles and essays on historical persons and events as well as a "This Day in History" feature.

Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy and Religion | Facing History and Ourselves

This essay from Facing History explores Tocqueville's attitude towards religion and the intertwining of religion with democracy.

Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Their resources address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history, helping students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives.

Democracy in America - Wikipedia

This article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, examines the history of and summarizes Democracy in America.