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Alexis de Tocqueville

Definition: French writer who became famous for writing Democracy in America, a study of life and government in 19th Century America. This book became enormously popular, both in American and in other countries.

Related Resources:
The 19th Century
Get a glimpse of what life was like in the exciting 1800s.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of Alexis de Tocqueville
Learn all about the life of this famous Frenchman!

Online Text of Democracy in America
Understand the man better by reading his own words.

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