The Resource Letters from America, Alexis de Tocqueville ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Frederick Brown

Letters from America, Alexis de Tocqueville ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Frederick Brown

Label
Letters from America
Title
Letters from America
Statement of responsibility
Alexis de Tocqueville ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Frederick Brown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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 France. This book presents the first translation of the complete letters Tocqueville wrote during that seminal journey, accompanied by excerpts from Beaumont's correspondence that provide details or different perspectives on the places, people, and American life and attitudes the travelers encountered. --from publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1805-1859
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tocqueville, Alexis de
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E165
LC item number
.T535213 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1802-1866
  • 1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Beaumont, Gustave de
  • Brown, Frederick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Beaumont, Gustave de
  • Beaumont, Gustave de
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • History
Label
Letters from America, Alexis de Tocqueville ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Frederick Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes excerpts from traveling companion Gustave de Beaumont
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn601348920
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 284 pages
Isbn
9780300153828
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010025769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)601348920
Label
Letters from America, Alexis de Tocqueville ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Frederick Brown
Publication
Note
Includes excerpts from traveling companion Gustave de Beaumont
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn601348920
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 284 pages
Isbn
9780300153828
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010025769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)601348920

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