The Making of Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America”

By James T. Schleifer
Foreword by George W. Pierson


The Liberty Fund second edition of James T. Schleifer’s celebrated study of Tocqueville includes a new preface by the author and an epilogue, “The Problem of the Two Democracies.” For the first time, the evolution of a number of Tocqueville’s central themes—democracy, individualism, centralization, despotism—emerges into clear relief.


May 2000 | 6 x 9 | 437 Pages

Second Edition

Preface, preface to the second edition, epilogue, selected bibliography, index, illustrations.


978-0-86597-204-9 Hardcover
978-0-86597-205-6 Paperback