Tocqueville/His Views of Blacks
A 6 page essay that offer analysis and discussion of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In the chapter entitled, "The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races that Inhabit the Territory of the United States," Tocqueville describes the relations between the three, "naturally distinct" races that inhabited the US at this time (Tocqueville). These were European-descended Americans, Native Americans and African Americans, the majority of whom were held in slavery. At this time in the early nineteenth century, Tocqueville accurately perceived the racial problems that would haunt the country. Tocqueville saw no satisfactory solution to the questions of slavery, abolition and racial coexistence. Examination of Tocqueville's predictions regarding slavery shows them to be quite accurate in many ways. No additional sources cited.