Marriage in the United States by Auguste CarlierMarriage in the United States by Auguste Carlier

Marriage in the United States

byAuguste Carlier

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1867 Excerpt: ... XXXIV. Have Democratic Institutions had a marked Effect upon the Family.--What is Woman's Influence in American Society. In speaking of America, it is requisite to be acquainted with what M. de Tocqueville has said; for he has written the most important work on this country that we have. The facts which he has collected, his method of systemizing them, the official manner which he has adopted, all tend to render them a valuable subject of thought for those who are not content with a superficial view of affairs, but desire to know their whole bearing. M. de Tocqueville's book had a successful debut, and it gained him an extensive reputation as a writer, which his subsequent works have increased. The Americans attach great importance to his book, an abridged translation of which has been made a classic work for the higher studies at West Point (the chief scientific school in the United States). It is a tribute of encomium, the most delicate and best expressed which could be paid his high intellect. The grand scientific and literary bodies of France have, as it were, made this reputation sacred, by appropriating to themselves this eminent man, who has thrown so much light upon the art of observation in the domain of politics, morals, economy, etc. But the greater the authority of a superior man, the more must we guard against the sway which he may exercise; for, if he perchance attributes to circumstances which are only incomplete or transient a character of permanency and normality, or if in spite of himself he yields to the allurement of certain ideas, we run the-risk of receiving that as a trait of the physiognomy of a people, which, more closely observed, will often prove but an accident, without real importance. I studied with care what M. de Tocqueville ...
Title:Marriage in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217231101

ISBN - 13:9780217231107