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Letters from America

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville; Gustave de Beaumont; Frederick Brown
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in the United States for the first time in May 1831, commissioned by the French government to study the American prison system. For the next nine months he and his companion, Gustave de Beaumont, traveled and observed not only prisons but also the political, economic, and social systems of the early republic. Along the way, they frequently reported back to friends and family members in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Records and correspondence
Sources
Correspondence
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Gustave de Beaumont; Gustave de Beaumont; Alexis de Tocqueville; Gustave de Beaumont; Gustave de Beaumont; Gustave de Beaumont; Alexis de Tocqueville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis de Tocqueville; Gustave de Beaumont; Frederick Brown
ISBN: 9780300153828 0300153821 9780300181838 0300181833
OCLC Number: 601348920
Notes: Includes excerpts from traveling companion Gustave de Beaumont.
Description: xx, 284 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The crossing --
In New York --
Upstate New York and west --
New England --
From Philadelphia to New Orleans --
The last leg : from New Orleans to Washington and New York --
Appendix: Tocqueville on civil law in Pennsylvania.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: Alexis de Tocqueville ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Frederick Brown.

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