Democracy in America Vol. I


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When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful observations American society and political system, found in the two volume book he published after his visit, still remain surprisingly relevant today. (Summary by the Bookworm)

(17 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Introduction & Special Introduction 33:37 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter I: Exterior Form Of North America 20:36 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter II: Origin Of The Anglo-Americans—Part I 28:43 Read by James Tiley
Chapter II: Origin Of The Anglo-Americans—Part II 32:01 Read by James Tiley
Chapter III: Social Conditions Of The Anglo-Americans 21:12 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter IV: The Principle Of The Sovereignty Of The People In America 7:08 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter V: Necessity Of Examining The Condition Of The States—Part I 31:58 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter V: Necessity Of Examining The Condition Of The States—Part II 20:11 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter V: Necessity Of Examining The Condition Of The States—Part III 32:27 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter VI: Judicial Power In The United States 19:50 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter VII: Political Jurisdiction In The United States 13:33 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part I 28:26 Read by Mim Ritty
Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part II 33:06 Read by radioreader
Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part III 27:10 Read by Bob Tassinari
Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part IV 28:24 Read by Bob Tassinari
Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part V 34:02 Read by Bob Tassinari
Chapter IX: Why The People May Strictly Be Said To Govern In The United 3:07 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter X: Parties In The United States 20:29 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter XI: Liberty Of The Press In The United States 33:07 Read by Christian Pecaut
Chapter XII: Political Associations In The United States 20:12 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part I 34:48 Read by Leon Mire
Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part II 29:05 Read by Leon Mire
Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part III 28:52 Read by Leon Mire
Chapter XIV: Advantages American Society Derive From Democracy—Part I 27:07 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
Chapter XIV: Advantages American Society Derive From Democracy—Part II 16:28 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
Chapter XV: Unlimited Power Of Majority, And Its Consequences—Part I 8:56 Read by Ryan Mease
Chapter XV: Unlimited Power Of Majority, And Its Consequences—Part II 25:56 Read by Ryan Mease
Chapter XVI: Causes Mitigating Tyranny In The United States—Part I 23:56 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter XVI: Causes Mitigating Tyranny In The United States—Part II 15:50 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter XVII: Principal Causes Maintaining The Democratic Republic—Part I 25:30 Read by Joe Konno
Chapter XVII: Principal Causes Maintaining The Democratic Republic—Part II 24:01 Read by Anna Christensen
Chapter XVII: Principal Causes Maintaining The Democratic Republic—Part III 28:25 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XVII: Principal Causes Maintaining The Democratic Republic—Part IV 26:39 Read by Joe Konno
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races In The United States—Part I 20:30 Read by Gilly
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part II 14:31 Read by Gilly
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part III 23:57 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part IV 24:59 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part V 23:53 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part VI 25:38 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part VII 19:22 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part VIII 27:07 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part IX 27:22 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter XVIII: Future Condition Of Three Races—Part X 15:34 Read by Sibella Denton
Conclusion 16:41 Read by George Deprez, PhD
Chapter XI: Liberty Of The Press In The United States - French original text 24:31 Read by Cicorée

Reviews

(4.5 stars)

I'm unsure of this readers accent, it put me off at first, but the longer I listened the more I liked it. very soothing and interesting voice.

la lecture se fait de manière aléatoire au sein de ce volume

(4 stars)

Bonjour Madame, Monsieur, la lecture se fait de manière aléatoire au sein de ce volume, ce qui est en soi, un peu gênant, sinon l’enregistrement et la lecture sont agréables à entendre. Merci pour vos efforts. Veuillez agréer, Madame, Monsieur, l’expression de mes sincères salutations

Democracy in America

(4 stars)

I feel that all american should be aware of all of these truths in order to experience their complete U S Citizenship.

(1 stars)

can't deal with chapter two. The reader whistles his "s" and pops his "p's." can't deal.