Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

Though the famous French aristocrat never resided in the United States, the force of his reflections on America (including the Church in America), written following his 1831 visit, were such that they still exert influence on intellectuals' understanding of religion in the United States and American identity.


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Democracy in America (full text online)

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