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Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America

their friendship and their travels

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Published by University of Virginia Press in Charlottesville .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxxxix, 698 p., [8] p. of plates
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24987848M
ISBN 100813930626
ISBN 109780813930626

Alexis De Tocqueville and Gustave De Beaumont in America Their Friendship and Their Travels (Book): Tocqueville, Alexis de: A selection of Tocqueville's writings on America together with letters and sketches from his traveling companion, Gustave de Beaumont. Over the course of nine months in Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker, accompanied by Gustave de Beaumont, travelled the United States under the pretext of studying the American prison system. Over the course of his travels, Tocqueville also studied American society, religion, politics, and economics, undertaking what would become one of the most .

As Leo Damrosch narrates, in his scintillating new book, “Tocqueville’s Discovery of America” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; $27), Tocqueville and his friend Gustave de Beaumont shared a . "Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America" reproduces the journey of these two friends in an authoritative and elegant volume. Zunz and Goldhammer present most of the surviving letters, notebooks, and other texts that Tocqueville and Beaumont wrote during their decisive American journey of , as well as their reflections.

Looking for books by Alexis de Tocqueville? See all books authored by Alexis de Tocqueville, including Democracy in America, and Democracy in America; Volume 1, and more on Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous seven hundred years. In , Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French.


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Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America reproduces the journey of these two friends in an authoritative and elegant volume. Zunz and Goldhammer present most of the surviving letters, notebooks, and other texts that Tocqueville and Beaumont wrote during their decisive American journey ofas well as their reflections and 5/5(1).

Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocrat of twenty-five, worried deeply about the future of France as well as his own fate in his native country, which had just experienced its second revolution in less than fifty years.

Along with Gustave de Beaumont, a fellow magistrate, Tocqueville conceived the idea that by traveling to America he could penetrate the secret of the modern. For those interested in a unique combination of story and history, Prof.

Pierson's volume detailing the travels of Alexis de Tocqueville, and his companion Gustave de Beaumont are great reading.

Imagining an America of the 's, lacking roads, and having unique social structures, is quite a fascinating contrast to today's fast-paced by:   Alexis de Tocqueville, (born JParis, France—died ApCannes), political scientist, historian, and politician, best known for Democracy in America, 4 vol.

(–40), a perceptive analysis of the political and social system of the United States in the early 19th century. Early life. Tocqueville was a great-grandson of the statesman Chrétien de. In he, and his life long friend, Gustave de Beaumont, began their travels.

Although, the orders were to investigate the American prison system, Alexis used the time to research his book, Democracy in America. Gustave de Beaumont also wrote accounts of their travels in “Jacksonian America: Marie or Slavery in the United States”.

Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America: Their Friendship and Their Travels Edited by Olivier Zunz, trans. from the French by Arthur Goldhammer, Univ. of. Alexis de Tocqueville, Gustave de Beaumont, and the Challenge of Democracy By common consent, Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, published inis the greatest work on the United States ever written by a foreign observer.

Between April 2,and FebruAlexis de Tocqueville and his companion, Gustave de Beaumont, traveled across much of early America.

They toured busy urban communities as well as the back roads of frontier settlements. Retracing their trip is a lesson in North American geography of the midth century.

Get this from a library. Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America: their friendship and their travels. [Alexis de Tocqueville; Olivier Zunz; Arthur Goldhammer; Gustave de Beaumont] -- A selection of Tocqueville's writings on America together with letters and sketches from his traveling companion, Gustave de Beaumont.

Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville ( - ) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his works Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: and ). In both he analyzed the improved living standards and social conditions Brand: Library of America.

Book by Alexis de Tocqueville; edited by Olivier Zunz and Alan S. Kahan, p. Copy quote Despotism often presents itself as the repairer of all the ills suffered, the support of just rights, defender of the oppressed, and founder of order.

In he, and his life long friend, Gustave de Beaumont, began their travels. Although, the orders were to investigate the American prison system, Alexis used the time to research his book, Democracy in America. Gustave de Beaumont also wrote accounts of their travels in "Jacksonian America: Marie or Slavery in the United States".

Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocrat of twenty-five, worried deeply about the future of France as well as his own fate in his native country, which had just experienced its second revolution in less than fifty years.

Along with Gustave de Beaumont, a fellow magistrate, Tocqueville conceived the idea that by traveling to America he could penetrate the secret of the modern world, in. Alexis de Tocqueville () is perhaps best known among Americans as the author of the influential work, Democracy in America.

He produced the book in two volumes -- the first, which came out in and the second, which came out in -- after taking a tour of the United States with his colleague and friend Gustave de Beaumont in Recall Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont's reason for visiting the United States in the s Summarize Tocqueville's findings in Democracy in America, both positive and negative.

Alexis de Tocqueville () was a French sociologist and political theorist who traveled to the United States to study its prisons and wrote “Democracy in. Democracy in America () is arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society.

This Library of America volume presents Alexis de Tocqueville's masterpiece in an entirely new translation, the first to capture fully the precision and grace of his style while providing a rigorous and faithful rendering of his profound4/5.

Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Saginaw on their way westward through the Great Lakes region. Bob Thaler talks about what Saginaw was like.

Letters from Tocqueville and Beaumont on their American travels -- Tocqueville's travel notebooks -- Tocqueville's narration of two excursions -- Tocqueville's and Beaumont's texts on the penitentiary system -- Beaumont's Marie, or, Slavery in the United States: a novel of Jacksonian America, -- Tocqueville's letters on the writing and Pages: Tocqueville, then twenty-five years old, stayed in France, swearing allegiance to the new government.

Shortly thereafter he and a friend, Gustave de Beaumont, sought and received a government assignment to study the prison system of the. Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Wheeling, West Virginia on their way down the Ohio River in November after a steamboat .Tocqueville, Alexis de.

Democracy in America. Translated by Henry Reeve, Esq. With an Original Preface and Notes by John C. Spencer. New York: Adlard and Saunders, xxx, pp. Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN ISBN * Reprint of the first English-language edition.

InAlexis de Tocqueville [] and Reviews: 1.Nearly two-thirds of a century has elapsed since the appearance of "Democracy in America," by Alexis Charles Henri Clerel de Tocqueville, a French nobleman, born at Paris, J Bred to the law, he exhibited an early predilection for philosophy and political economy, and at twenty-two was appointed judge-auditor at the tribunal of.