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October Webinar: Democracy in America


This month we want our customers to experience Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America in an entirely new way. We’re offering a webinar on HeinOnline’s interactive digital edition of de Tocqueville’s classic work, with a special guest appearance from the editor himself, Alan Keely.

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Discovering Democracy in America

In this 30-minute webinar, our HeinOnline guru will showcase the digital edition of Democracy in America. Learn the importance of this historical classic from the editor himself, Alan Keely, and see how our interactive platform allows users to dive into de Tocqueville’s mindset. Check out the recording below!

Note: This webinar took place on October 26, 2022.

Meet the Guest Speaker

Alan Keely, retired Associate Director for Collection Services at Wake Forest Law Library, is a librarian by profession with a strong background in history and literature. After reading Democracy in America during the summer of 2017, Keely imagined that linking all of the source material which de Tocqueville had used or cited when writing his book could add another dimension to the experience of reading the classic.

Keely painstakingly researched the book, identified sources, provided analysis and annotations, built the links, and entered all of the data for the digital edition to ultimately create an interactive version featuring citations, links, and extensive editorial notes.

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About Democracy in America

HeinOnline is proud to partner with Alan Keely, retired Associate Director for Collection Services at Wake Forest Law Library, to showcase a new and exciting version of de Tocqueville’s classic work, complete with more than 1,000 annotations and references. Meticulously researched by Keely, this interactive digital edition takes researchers back to Alexis de Tocqueville’s 1831, providing full-text links to the works de Tocqueville read while he traveled, researched, and wrote Democracy in America. Keely’s annotations provide insight into de Tocqueville’s thinking, grounding the work within the context in which it was written.

Also included in this database is the Tocqueville Review, a French-American bilingual journal devoted to the comparative study of social change, primarily in Europe and the United States, but also covering major developments in other parts of the world, in the spirit of Alexis de Tocqueville’s pioneer investigations. 

Database Tools and Features:

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True-to-Print Images

Discover full-text images of both Democracy in America and its hyperlinked references within, easily navigating between PDFs that preserve the look and feel of the original text. Learn More.

Interactive, Editorialized Sources

The unique “Sources” feature directs the user to Keely’s deeply researched annotations on de Tocqueville’s text, providing links to the full text of the material discussed. Learn More.

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Multiple Editions and Translations

This database contains a growing collection of the many digitized editions and translations of Democracy in America that have been published over the past two centuries. Learn more.

Dedicated LibGuide

With our dedicated LibGuide, learn the intricacies of how this database was assembled, as well as searching tips and tricks. We also link users to additional resources. Learn more.

Subscribe Today

HeinOnline’s Democracy in America database is available to Core subscribers for a low one-time payment. Through December 15 2022, we’re offering a 10% discount off this unique interactive database.

One-time payment…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..$250.00 $225.00

To request access to this special collection, contact your sales representative or our Marketing team.

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