Democracy in America is an examination of American society by the French political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville. The two-volume work examines the continual progress of democracy and equality over the past seven hundred years and attempts to explain why the republican form of government in the US has lasted so long. Tocqueville discusses equality, the middle class, national sovereignty, both the constraints and relative freedom of American women, the separation of church and state and threats to American democracy.

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