Democracy in America, Volumes One and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reeve is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable . De La Démocratie En Amérique. “THIS IS BY FAR THE Tocqueville, Alexis de. Item Number: First American edition of Tocqueville’s magnum opus. Octavo. Did you know? During his travels in the United States, one of the first things that surprised Alexis de Tocqueville about American culture was how early everyone .
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Both of his parents had been jailed during the Reign of Terror. After attending college in Metz, Tocqueville studied law in Paris and was appointed a magistrate in Versailles, where he met his future wife and desprf a fellow lawyer named Gustave de Beaumont.
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Unable to advance, he and Beaumont secured permission to carry out a study of the American penal system, and in April they set sail for Rhode Island. In PennsylvaniaTocqueville spent a week interviewing every prisoner in the Eastern State Penitentiary.
In WashingtonD. The travelers returned to France in Tocqueville was impressed by much of edspre he saw in American life, admiring the stability of its economy and wondering at the popularity of its churches. He blamed the French Revolution on corruption among the nobility and on the political disillusionment of the French population.
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