MC 201 Waltzer Toqueville

MC 201 Waltzer Toqueville - • Inherence laws o Big deal...

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MC 201 Waltzer Toqueville 14:53 Who was Toqueville? 28 year old, French Aristocrat In France the monarchy was restored after Napoleon  Liberal Aristocrat but someone who sees democracy as the wave of the future o It will be an inevitable future o Living through the change to democracy  Was interested in prison system o But was truly looking for a better system then was in France Broad equality of social conditions  No established class o No landed aristocracy Where did this come from o Puritan  Middle Class o A sense of autonomy He thinks its great  What supports democracy
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Unformatted text preview: • Inherence laws o Big deal primogeniture The top guy gets only one Big land never gets broken up o Laws of equal inheritance in America Land is divided up How does he see the three races White, Indian and Negro Indians are not intellectually inferior they choose a different life Hunter gatherer model Don’t want to assimilate Slavery Not a true observer Not a close up portrait Prejudiced by Jefferson’s writing If he had his way: Free labor trumps 14:53 14:53...
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2008 for the course MC 201 taught by Professor Lynnscott during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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MC 201 Waltzer Toqueville - • Inherence laws o Big deal...

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