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Tocqueville and the Legal Culture of Jacksonian America

Tocqueville and the Legal Culture of Jacksonian America <p>Abstract:</p><p>This article reconstructs the influence of American lawyers on Tocqueville&apos;s thought. By placing Tocqueville&apos;s well-known reflections on the role of lawyers in American democracy in the context of the 1820s-30s debates about the trial by jury and the issue of codification, and shedding light over the underexplored thought of one of Tocqueville&apos;s mains sources, Edward Livingston of Louisiana, the article advances a new interpretation of Democracy in America&apos;s considerations about the legal spirit and the dialectics between judicial institutions and democratic society.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Tocqueville and the Legal Culture of Jacksonian America

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 39 (1) – Feb 28, 2019

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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1553-0620

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>This article reconstructs the influence of American lawyers on Tocqueville&apos;s thought. By placing Tocqueville&apos;s well-known reflections on the role of lawyers in American democracy in the context of the 1820s-30s debates about the trial by jury and the issue of codification, and shedding light over the underexplored thought of one of Tocqueville&apos;s mains sources, Edward Livingston of Louisiana, the article advances a new interpretation of Democracy in America&apos;s considerations about the legal spirit and the dialectics between judicial institutions and democratic society.</p>

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Feb 28, 2019

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