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Page 297 the nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading democracy in america, volume i and ii optimized for kindle. The library of america now presents arthur goldhammers acclaimed translation in a twovolume paperback classics edition. North america divided into two vast regions, one inclining towards the pole, the other towards the equator valley of the mississippi traces of the revolutions of the globe shore of the atlantic ocean where the english colonies were founded difference in the appearance of north and of south america at the time of their discovery. Additional formats may also be available from the main gutenberg site. Considering it contains over 900 pages covering both volumes 1 and 2 of democracy in america, the book is remarkably compact at 5 inches wide by 8 inches tall by 1. This is made possible by using thin paper which still appears to be quite durable. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read democracy in america. It was first published in 1835, preceding volume ii by approximately five years. When tocqueville visited america in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. It is highly readable and also, given its twovolume length, it is skimmable.1331 805 579 571 708 545 474 259 45 68 1413 647 1407 371 1403 568 1226 1044 1342 481 269 437 193 1261 1236 328 1420 1268 495 174 1037 1048