Alexis de Tocqueville: Biography and Political Career

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Politics has become our career. We perhaps were wrong to take it up, but in the end we did take it up. It would grieve me to quit it at the moment that such great events are to be encountered, to become a stranger to the affairs of my country when my country is subject to such tests. I would have preferred never to have been mixed up in these affairs than to abandon them voluntarily today. It is probable that we can do nothing about it. That I concede. But it is not certain. This is such a moment of crisis that our experience, our sentiments, our ideas and, I hope, if need be, our courage can suddenly be of much greater help to our country than they would be if we simply became private persons again.

Alexis de Tocqueville to Gustave de Beaumont (Apr. 22, 1848),

in Selected Letters on Politics and Society 208, 210 (Roger Boesche ed., James Toupin & Roger Boesche trans., University of California Press 1985)

 

 

 

Anceau, Éric, Tocqueville et le pouvoir exécutif sous la Deuxième Rèpublique ou lépruve des faits, 28(1) The Tocqueville Review 133 (2007).

Arnhart, Larry, Statesmanship as Magnanimity: Classical, Christian & Modern, 16(2) Polity 263-283 (1983).

Barksdale, Dudley Channing, Liberal Politics and Nascent Social Science in France: The Academy of Moral and Political Science, 1803-1852 (Dissertation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1986).

Bathory, Peter Dennis, The Science of Politics and the Art of Ruling: James Madison and Alexis de Tocqueville, in Leadership in America: Consensus, Corruption, and Charisma 11 (Peter Dennis Bathory, ed; NY: Longman, 1978).

Benoît, Jean-Louis, Alexis de Tocqueville intime,  172 Revue de l’AMPOA 6-10 (avril 2006).

Benoît, Jean-Louis, Repères chronologiques.

Benoît, Jean-Louis, Tocqueville, un destin paradoxal (Paris: Bayard, 2005)(Biographies).

Bergeron, Gerard, L’interlude canadien pendant le voyage en Amerique d’Alexis de Tocqueville et de Gustave de Beaumont, 12 Tocqueville Review 127-140 (1990/1991).

Boesche, Roger, Tocqueville and Le Commerce: A Newspaper Expressing His Unique Liberalism, 44(2) Journal of the History of Ideas 277-292 (1983).

Brogan, Hugh, Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007). The Economist selected this book as one of its 100 best for 2006.

Brogan Hugh, Alexis de Tocqueville and the Liberal Moment, 14(2) The Historical Journal 289-303 (June 1971).

Bryant, Clell, Tocqueville’s America, 36(4) Smithsonian 104-107 (July 2005).

Chinard, Gilbert, Alexis de Tocqueville et le Capitaine Basil Hall, 15 Bulletin de l’Institut Français à Washington 9-18 (December 1942).

Clark, Dymphna, David Headon, and John Matthew Williams, The Ideal of Alexis de Tocqueville (Melbourne University Press, 2000).

Clive, John Leonard, The education of Alexis de Tocqueville, in Not By Fact Alone 253-256 (NY: Knopf, 1989).

Coenen-Huther, Jacques, Tocqueville (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1997)(Collection Que sais-je?; 3213).

Cohler, Anne M., Montesquieu’s Comparative Politics and the Spirit of American Constitutionalism (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1988).

Collins, Randall and Michael Makowski, The discovery of society (5th ed.; NY: McGraw-Hill, 1993). Includes The Last Gentleman: Alexis de Tocqueville, at 53-65.

Corbo, Claude, Alexis de Tocqueville’s Visit To Lower Canada In 1831, Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America. Also in French.

Coulter, Thomas, Some aspects of the life and thought of Alexis de Tocqueville (Master’s thesis, Kent State University, 1956).

Craiutu, Aurelian, Tocqueville’s Paradoxical Moderation, 67(4) Review of Politics 599-629 (Fall 2005).

Dall’Aglio Maramotti, Michela, Contribution to an Italian bibliography on Alexis de Tocqueville, 13(1) Tocqueville Review 211-224 (1992).

David, Alexis, Alexis de Tocqueville, ministre des affaires etrangeres 2 juin 1849-30 octobre 1849 (Paris: 1968)(Memoire DES: Science politique).

De Caprariis, Vittorio, Profilo di Tocqueville (Napoli: A Guida, 1996)(L’isola di Prospero; 1).

Diez del Corral, Luis, Tocqueville y sus libros sesion conmemorativa de la fiesta nacional del libro español: celebrada el dia 22 de abril de 1980 en la Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid: Instituto de España, 1980; NY: New York Public Library, 1986). One microfiche.

Doran, Eva [Evangeline Maria Cecilia], Two Men and a Forest: Chateaubriand, Tocqueville and the American Wilderness, 13 Essays in French Literature 44 (1976).

Doran, Evangeline Maria Cecilia, “Deux hommes et une epoque”: Chateaubriand, Tocqueville and the monarchy of July … (Master’s thesis, University of Rhode Island, 1967).

Dubois, Christian, Alexis de Tocqueville: vie, oeuvres, concepts (Paris: Ellipses, 2004)(Les Grands théoriciens).

Engel-Janosi, Friedrich, New Tocqueville Material from the Johns Hopkins University Collections, 71 Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science 121-142 (1955).

Epstein, Joseph, Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy’s Guide (NY: HarperCollins, 2006)(Eminent Lives Series).

Faguet, Emile, Politicians & moralists of the nineteenth century (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1899)(Library of European Political Thought). Translation of series 3: Politiques et moralistes du dix-neuvième siècle.

Faguet, Emile, Politicians & moralists of the nineteenth century (London: E. Benn Ltd., 1928)(Library of European political thought). Translation of series 3.

Faguet, Emile, Politicians & moralists of the nineteenth century (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1928)(Library of European Political Thought). Translation of series 3: Politiques et moralistes du dix-neuvième siècle.

Faguet, Emile, Politicians & moralists of the nineteenth century (Boston: Little, Brown, n.d.)(Library of European Political Thought). Translation of his “series 3” by Dorothy Galton. Includes writings on Stendhal, Tocqueville, Proudhon, Sainte-Beuve, Taine, Renan.

Faguet, Emile, Politiques et moralistes du dix-neuvieme siecle (3d ed., Paris: Société française d’imprimerie et de librairie, 1901)(Nouvelle bibliothèque littéraire). Volume 3 includes section on Tocqueville.

Faguet, Emile, Politiques et moralistes du dix-neuvieme siecle (Paris: Boivin, 1890)(Nouvelle bibliothèque littéraire). Three volumes. Volume 3 contains material on Tocqueville.

Fields, Henry Michael, Alexis de Tocqueville and the psychology of French liberalism in the eighteen forties (Bachelor’s thesis, Harvard University, 1968).

France. Haute Cour de justice, Proces des accuses du 13 juin 1849 precede du Proces du citoyen Huber (affaire du 15 mai 1848) devant la Haute cour de justice : precis historique de la question romaine : lettre de Joseph Mazzini a Mm. de Tocqueville et Falloux : comte-rendu des debats (Paris: Chez Ballard, 1849).

Furet, François, The Intellectual Origins of Tocqueville’s Thought, 7 Tocqueville Review 117-129 (1985/1986).

Furet, François, Naissance d’un paradigme: Tocqueville et le voyage en Amerique, 39(2) Annales 225-239 (1984).

Gargan, Edward T. Alexis de Tocqueville: the critical years, 1848-1851 (Dissertation, Catholic University of America, 1955).

Gargan, Edward T., De Tocqueville (New York: Hillary House, 1965)(Studies in Modern European Literature and Thought).

Gewen, Barry, The Man behind the Quotes, 71(22) New Leader 3-4 (December 26, 1988).

Giannetti, Roberto, Interesse e spirito pubblico: note su Tocqueville (Pisa: Giardini, 1994)(Idee e storia; 1).

Goldhammer, Arthur S., Tocqueville, Associations, and the Law of 1834, 35 Historical Reflections 74 (Winter 2009).

Goodman, DenaThe republic of letters: a cultural history of the French enlightenment (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994). Includes A reevaluation of Tocqueville.

Grandmaison, Olivier Le Cour, Quand Tocqueville légitimait les boucheriesLe Monde diplomatique, juin 2001

Greg, William Rathbone, Literary and social judgments (4th ed.; London: Trubner, 1877) Two volumes. Includes M. de Tocqueville.

Guicciardi, Jean-Pierre, Tocqueville et les Lumières, in 163 Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 203-219 (Theodore Besterman ed.; Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1976).

Hawkins, R. L., Unpublished Letters of Alexis de Tocqueville, 19 Romantic Review 192-217 (July/September 1928); 20 Romantic Review 351-356.

Herb, Karlfriedrich, and Oliver Hidalgo, Alexis de Tocqueville (Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag, 2005).

Hertz, Leon, Alexis de Tocqueville 1805-1859, 52 Przegląd Współczesny 371-381 (1935) .

Jaques, Heinrich, Alexis de Tocqueville: ein lebens- und geistesbild (Wien: C. Gerold’s, 1876).

Jardin, André, Tocqueville: 1805-1859 (Paris: Hachette littérature, 1984).

Jardin, André, Alexis de Tocqueville (Paris; Hachette-Pluriel, 1986).

Jardin, Andrė, Alexis de Tocqueville : Leben und Werk  (Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag, 2005). Translation of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Jardin, André, Tocqueville : a biography (Lydia Davis and Robert Hemenway trans.; NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1988). Translation of Alexis de Tocqueville.

Jaume, Lucien, Tocqueville (Paris: Fayard, 2008).

Jezierski, John V., A Fortnight in the Wilds, 64(3) Michigan History 28-34 (1980).

Jollivet, Adolphe, Observations sur le rapport de M. de Tocqueville relatif a l’abolition de l’esclavage dans les colonies et quelques mots sur la loi des sucres (Paris: Imprimerie de Cosse et G.-Laguionie, 1840; repr. Lost Cause Press, Louisville, Kentucky, 1965)(Slavery pamphlets). One microopaque.

Jollivet, Adolphe, Observations sur le rapport de M. de Tocqueville relatif a l’abolition de l’esclavage dans les colonies et quelques mots sur la loi des sucres (Paris: Imprimerie de Cosse et G.-Laguionie, 1840).

Kilar, Jeremy W., Tocqueville’s Companion Gustave de Beaumont and the Journey into the Michigan Wilderness in 1831, 68(1) Michigan History 34-39 (1984).

Kimball, Roger, Tocqueville TodayThe New Criterion Online.

Kruk, Marijn, Het heden bedroeft mij en de toekomst verontrust mij : Alexis de Tocqueville en de crisis in de Franse politiek (Utrecht: Instituut Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht, 2002).

Lacroix, André, Alexis de TocquevilleIncludes links to electronic full texts of Tocqueville’s writings.

Lange, Ernst Georg, Frankreichs Preussenpolitik in den Jahren 1849 und 1850 … (Berlin: Hagendorn, Zippl & Co., 1930. Includes vol. 1: Drouyn de Lhuys und Tocqueville. vol 2: Louis Napoleon und Persigny.

Lange, Ernst Georg, Frankreichs Preussenpolitik in den Jahren 1849 und 1850 … (Dissertation, University of Berlin, 1930. Includes vol. 1: Drouyn de Lhuys und Tocqueville. vol 2: Louis Napoleon und Persigny.

Lanzac de Laborie, L. de, L’amitié de Tocqueville et de Royer-Collard: D’après une corrèspondence inédite, 58 Revue des deux mondes 876-911 (August 15, 1930).

Lawlor, Mary, Alexis de Tocqueville in the Chamber of Deputies: his views on foreign and colonial policy (Dissertation, Catholic University of America, 1959).

Lawlor, Mary, Alexis de Tocqueville in the Chamber of Deputies: his views on foreign and colonial policy (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1959).

LeClercq, Jean-Michel, Alexis de Tocqueville au Canada (du 24 aout au 2 septembre 1831), 22 Revue d’Histoire de l’Amerique 353-365 (1968).

Le Cour Grandmaison, Olivier, Quand Tocqueville legitimait les boucheriesLe Monde diplomatique, June 2001, at 12.

Letessier, Fernand, Cinq lettres inedites de Tocqueville à Lamartine, 83(3) Revue d’Histoire Littéraire de la France 451 (1983).

Liebersohn, Harry, Discovering indigenous nobility : Tocqueville, Chamisso, and romantic travel writing, 99(3) American Historical Review 746-766 (June 1994).

 

 

Mancini, Matthew, Alexis de Tocqueville (NY: Twayne Publishers; 1994)(Twayne’s World Authors Series; TWAS 848).

Mansfield, Harvey, Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2007)(forthcoming March).

Marchand, Philippe, La participation d’Alexis de Tocqueville a l’elaboration de la constitutions de 1848 (Paris: 1965)(Memoire DES: Science Politique).

Mayer, Jacob Peter, Alexis de Tocqueville (Paris: Gallimard, 1948)(Leurs figures).

Mayer, Jacob Peter, Alexis de Tocqueville: A Commentated Bibliography, 13 Revue Internationale de Philosophie 313-319 (1959).

Mayer, Jacob Peter, Alexis de Tocqueville, Prophet des Massenzeitalters (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1954).

Mayer, Jacob Peter, Alexis de Tocqueville: estudio biografico de ciencia politica (Madrid: Editorial Tecnos, 1965)(Colecction Semblanzas). Translation of Prophet of the mass age.

Mayer, Jacob Peter, Alexis de Tocqueville; a biographical essay in political science (NY: Viking Press, 1940).

Mayer, Jacob Peter, Alexis de Tocqueville; a biographical study in political science with a new essay, “Tocqueville after a century” (Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1966).

Mayer, Jacob Peter, Alexis de Tocqueville (New York: Arno Press, 1979).

Mayer, Jacob Peter, Prophet of the mass age: a study of Alexis de Tocqueville (London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1939).

Mayer, Jacob Peter, Tocqueville’s Travel Diaries, 54 Encounter 54-60 (March 1958).

Mazzini, Giuseppe, Ai signori Tocqueville e Falloux, ministri di Francia: lettera (Losanna: Società editrice l’Unione, 1849, repr. Harvard University Library Microreproduction Service, Cambridge, MA, 1993)(Project 2a; 21652). One microfilm reel.

Mazzini, Giuseppe, Lettera di Giuseppe Mazzini ai signori Tocqueville e Falloux, ministri di Francia (Torino: F. G. Crivellari, 1849, repr. Harvard University Library Microreproduction Service, 1992)(Project 2s; 20974). One microfilm reel.

English: Mazzini, Giuseppe, The letter of Mazzini, the Roman triumvir, to Falloux and de Tocqueville, ministers of the French republic (Liverpool: T. Baines, 18??; repr. Harvard University Library Microreproduction Service, Cambridge, MA, 1993)(Project 2a; 22718). One microfilm reel.

Mazzini, Giuseppe, Lettera di Giuseppe Mazzini, intorno gli affari di Roma, ai sigg. de Tocqueville e de Falloux, ministri della repubblica francese (S. l.; s.n., 18??, repr. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Library Microreproduction Service, 1993)(Harvard Risorgimento preservation microfilm project. Project 2a; 22719).

English: Mazzini, Giuseppe, French intervention in Rome: a letter to Messrs. de Tocqueville & de Falloux, ministers of France (London: Charles Fox, A. & H. Holyoake, 1849).

Mazzini, Giuseppe, Lettre de Mazzini sur les evenemens (sic) de Rome (Paris: Marchands de Nouveautes, 1849)

Mazzini, Giuseppe, Lettre de Mazzini sur les evenemens (sic) de Rome (Paris: Marchands de Nouveautes, 1849; repr. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Library Microreproduction Service, 1993)(Harvard Risorgimento preservation microfilm project. Project 2a). One microfilm reel.

Mélonio, Françoise, Tocqueville et la restauration du pouvoir temporel du pape (juin-octobre 1849), 271(1) Revue Historique 109-123 (1984). “Tocqueville and the restoration of papal power (June-October 1849).

Mignet, François-Auguste-Marie-Alexis, Notice historique sur la vie et les travaux de M. Alexis de Tocqueville … (Paris: F. Didot Frères, 1866)(Institut Imperial de France).

Mussard, Alexandre, Chastellux et Tocqueville, 13(2) Tocqueville Review 175-179 (1992).

Nantet, Jacques, Actualite de Tocqueville, 1 Nouvelle Revue des Deux Mondes 79-87 (1971).

Nantet, Jacques, Royer-Collard, Guizot, Tocqueville et le parti du mouvement, 3 Nouvelle Revue des Deux Mondes, 570-581 (March 1972).

Nantet, Jacques, Tocqueville (Paris: Seghers, 1971)(Les Maitres modernes; 7).

Nisbet, Robert, Many Tocquevilles, 46 The American Scholar 59-75 (Winter 1976/1977).

 

Pierson, George Wilson, Alexis de Tocqueville in New Orleans, January 1-3, 1832, 1 Franco-American Review 25-52 (June 1936).

Pippidi, A., Tocqueville as Minister for Foreign affairs and the Moldo-Wallachians, 32(1/2) Revue Roumaine d’Histoire 147-153 (January/June 1993). get original title

Pisa, Karl, Alexis de Tocqueville: Prophet der Massenzeitalters ; ein Biographie (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1984).

Pitts, Jennifer Gaston, Nation, Rights, and Progress: The Emergence of Liberal Imperialism, 1780—1850 (Dissertation, Harvard University, 2000).

Pitts, Jennifer Gaston, Republicanism, Liberalism, and Empire in Post-Revolutionary France, Paper delivered May 22, 2009, Stanford University.

Pontmartin, Armand, comte de, Alexis de Tocqueville, in Causeries du samedi: deuxieme serie des causeries litteraires — (Paris: M. Levy Frères, 1857)(Bibliotheque contemporaine; 2 ser.)

Quoniam, Théodore, Alexis de Tocqueville en Amérique, 8 Nouvelle Revue des Deux Mondes 497-500 (1976).

Randall, James G., and R. N. Current, The farseeing visitor: Alexis de Tocqueville, 6(4) American Heritage — (June 1955).

Reading Tocqueville: From Oracle To Actor (Raf Geenens and Annelien De Dijn, eds.,  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Includes Tocqueville Today? Contexts, Interpretations and Usages; R.Geenens & A.De Dijn; Liberalism, Democracy, and Empire: Tocqueville on Algeria; J.Pitts; Creating Concitoyens: Tocqueville on the Legacy of Slavery; C. Welch; Reading Tocqueville: Diachrony, Synchrony, Ideology and New Perspectives; J-L.Benoît; The Return of Tocqueville in Contemporary Political Thought: Individualism, Associationism, Republicanism; S.Audier; Democratic Threats and Threats to Democracy ; R. Ossewaarde; A Secular Reading of Alexis de Tocqueville; P.Cliteur; Democracy and Religion: Some Tocquevillian Perspectives; A.Antoine; Tocqueville, European Integration and Free Mœurs; L.Siedentop; Tocqueville and European Federalism. A Reply to Larry Siedentop; W.Swenden
Bibliography.

Redier, Antoine, Comme disait Monsieur de Tocqueville … (Paris: Perrin, 1925).

Roazen, Paul, Tocqueville Studies, 67(2) Virginia Quarterly Review 354-360 (1991).

Robien, Gilles de, Alexis de Tocqueville (Paris: Flammarion, 2000)(Grandes biographies). 

Rollet, Jacques, Tocqueville (Paris: Montchréstien, 1998)(Clefs).

Schleifer, James T., Images of America after the Revolution: Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visit the early republic, 51(3) Yale University Library Gazette 125-144 (January 1977).

Siedentop, Larry, Tocqueville (Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press, 1994)(Past masters).

Skrzypalik, Paweł, Rozdwojenie jaźni. Apostoł Tocqueville i marginesy imperium, 1 Res Politica et Historica – (January 2009).  English translation of the title: Split personality. The apostle Tocqueville and the margins of the empire. Available at: http://www.kulturapolityczna.amu.edu.pl/public/uploads/FileManager/Vr9BC9.pdf.

Smith, D. A., A conversation with Tocqueville, 1854, 10 Tocqueville Review 239-243 (1989/1990).

Splaine, John, Tocqueville’s Journey on C-SPAN, 32(2) PS:Political Science and Politics 197-202 (June 1999).

Steinert, Heinz, and Hubert Treiber, Die Revolution und ihre Theorien: Frankreich 1848: Marx, v. Stein, Tocqueville im aktuellen Vergleich (Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1975)(Studienbucher zur Sozialwissenschaft; 28).

Swedborg, Richard, Tocqueville as a Pioneer in Organization Theory, in The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies 39 (Paul S. Adler, ed., Oxford University Press, 2009).

Thiers, Adolphe, Rapporto del signor Thiers all’Assemblea nazionale di Francia e discorso del sig. di Tocqueville intorno agli affari d’Italia (Roma: Pallotta, 1850?, repr. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Library Microreproduction Service, 1994). 

Tocqueville, Hervé de, Les Mémoires d’Hervé de Tocqueville: edition établie par M. Jean-Louis Benoît, Nicole Fréretet, Christian Lippi (Saint-Lô: Archives départementales, Maison de l’histoire de la Manche, 2019).

Tocqueville and 1848 (Milton Keynes: Open University, 1976). With Marx in 1848. Sound cassette.

Towle, George Makepeace, Alexis de Tocqueville, in Glimpses of History (Boston: W. V. Spencer, 1866).

Vallee, Jacques, Tocqueville au Bas-Canada, 12 Tocqueville Review 141-182 (1990/1991).

Watkins, Sharon B., Alexis de Tocqueville and the Second Republic, 1848-1852: A Study in Political Practice and Principles (University Press of America, 2003).

Webb, L. C., A note on Alexis de Tocqueville, in Liberty and learning: essays in honour of Sir James Hight (R. S. Allen ed.; Chistchurch, New Zealand: Whitcombe and Tombs, 1950).

Welch, Cheryl B., De Tocqueville (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).

White, Paul Lambert, American Manners in 1830: de Tocqueville’s Letters and Diary, 12 Yale Review 118-131 (October 1922).

Wolin, Sheldon S., Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003).

Zuckerman, Michael, Tocqueville, Turner, and Turds: Four Stories of Manners in Early America, 85 The Journal of American History 13 (June 1998).