Alexis de Tocqueville: A Comprehensive Bibliography

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Christine Alice Corcos

©All pages 1998-2022

Cited by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication at its Tocqueville site


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Table of Contents


Biography and Political Career

General Works

Influence on and Origins of Tocqueville’s Thought

Political and Legal Philosophy and Writings on Democracy and Liberalism

Historical Thought and Philosophy of History

Philosophy of Religion and the Role of Religion

Writings on the United States and Canada (including Democracy in America)

Writings on the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth (Except Canada)

Writings on the Old Regime and the French Revolution


Human Rights, Slavery, and Race Relations

Social Thought (including Penology) and Education


Alexis de Tocqueville in the Arts

Assessments and Interpretations (Including Translations)

Influence and Application of His Thought (Including Contemporary Commentaries)

Tocqueville and His Circle

Tocqueville and the Doctrinaires

Alphabetical List of Authors Writing on Tocqueville

Other Resources

Please send suggestions for additions or corrections to Christine Corcos.

My thanks to Dr. Michael Hereth for the many excellent suggestions he has made to improve this bibliography, and to Dr. Marek Tracz-Tryniecki of the Alexis de Tocqueville Center of Political and Legal Thought, Faculty of Law and Administration, Lodz University, who graciously continues to provide me with citations from the Tocqueville literature. Stephanie Barreras (LSU Law '2012) went through many volumes of Tocqueville's writings to select the quotations on these pages.

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