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Tocqueville in America, by George Wilson Pierson

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Tocqueville in America
Title
Tocqueville in America
Statement of responsibility
by George Wilson Pierson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (1835) has long been a touchstone for almost any discussion of the American polity. Tocqueville, a 29-year-old French nobleman, traveled the breadth of Jacksonian America with his friend Gustave de Beaumont to inquire into the future of French society as revolutionary upheaval gave way to a representative government similar to America's. In Tocqueville in America, George Wilson Pierson reconstructs - from diaries, letters, and newspaper accounts - the two Frenchmen's nine-month tour and their evolving analysis of American society. We see Tocqueville near Detroit, noting the scattered settlement patterns of the frontier and the affinity of Americans for solitude; in Boston, witnessing the jury system at work; in Philadelphia, observing the suffocating moral regimen at the new Eastern State Prison (which still stands); and in New Orleans, disturbed by the racial caste system and the lassitude of the French-speaking population. This first complete paperback edition of Tocqueville in America restores to print sections on Tocqueville's journeys to the South and the frontier West, as well as observations on slavery and American women that were omitted from the abridged 1959 edition
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1904-1993
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Pierson, George Wilson
Dewey number
973.5/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E165
LC item number
.P65 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Beaumont, Gustave de
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Tocqueville in America, by George Wilson Pierson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Tocqueville and Beaumont in America in a hardcover edition by Oxford University Press, 1938"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 825-833) 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
  • 1. A celebrated book -- Part I: Behind the journey of a prophet -- 2. The education of an aristocrat -- 3. The decision to visit America -- and a good excuse -- 4. Preparations for escape
  • Part II: Knickerbocker America -- 5. Havre to New York -- 38 days -- 6. Reception in New York -- 7. First impressions of the Americans -- 8. Society and the city authorities -- 9. Sing Sing -- the prison -- 10. Sing Sing -- reflections on American society -- 11. Finding a philosophy -- and losing it -- 12. June in New York -- 13. Taking stock of impressions
  • Part III: New York to Buffalo -- 14. To Albany by sloop and steam -- 15. A state without a government? -- 16. Where once the Iroquois ... -- 17. The exile of Lake Oneida -- 18. Auburn -- where humanity meant the whip -- 19. Encounter with a governor, a squirrel, and a jurist
  • Part IV: Great Lakes and Canada -- 20. Fortnight in the wilderness -- 21. Fortnight in the wilderness (cont) -- 22. On the upper lakes -- 23. Thunder of waters -- 24. Lower Canada: A lost empire?
  • Part V: New England: The heart of the experience -- 25. To Stockbridge, Boston, and bad news -- 26. The chilliness of Boston -- and the Poles -- 27. The aristocrats unbend -- 28. Boston (cont.) social observations and lesson on the jury -- 29. With the leaders of church and state -- 30. Sparks -- and local self-government -- 31. Mr. Adams and Dr. Channing -- 32. Two Massachusetts prisons -- 33. Seen (and not seen) in Connecticut -- 34. Connecticut afterthought
  • Part VI: Philadelphia and Baltimore -- 35. The heavenly prison of the philanthropists -- 36. Sounding the Pennsylvania mind -- 37. Baltimore -- 38. Beaumont's Marie -- 39. Philadelphia again
  • Part VII: Ohio and Mississippi -- 40. Journey to the Ohio: The hazards of stage and steam -- 41. Cincinnati -- 42. Ohio -- or reflections on the manufacture of an American state -- 43. Winter road to Memphis -- 44. Tennessee reflections -- 45. Encounter with Choctaw Indians -- and an accident -- 46. Two famous books -- and an exile named Houston
  • Part VIII: New Orleans to Washington -- 47. '24 Heures a la Nouvelle Orleans' -- 48. From Mobile to the Chesapeake -- 49. Mr. Poinsett explains -- 50. 'What makes a republic bearable' -- 51. Washington receives the commissioners -- 52. Federal studies and the return
  • Part IX: The interpretation of an experience -- 53. 1832-1840: Through disgrace and disillusion -- 54. The prison report and a prison crusade -- 55. The materials for Tocqueville's book -- 56. The design of the Democratic -- 57. Tocqueville's work in retrospect: Its defects -- 58. Tocqueville's work in retrospect: Its enduring qualities
Control code
ocm35249399
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperbacks edition.
Extent
xii, 852 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801855061
Lccn
96027754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801855061
  • (OCoLC)35249399
Label
Tocqueville in America, by George Wilson Pierson
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Tocqueville and Beaumont in America in a hardcover edition by Oxford University Press, 1938"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 825-833) 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
  • 1. A celebrated book -- Part I: Behind the journey of a prophet -- 2. The education of an aristocrat -- 3. The decision to visit America -- and a good excuse -- 4. Preparations for escape
  • Part II: Knickerbocker America -- 5. Havre to New York -- 38 days -- 6. Reception in New York -- 7. First impressions of the Americans -- 8. Society and the city authorities -- 9. Sing Sing -- the prison -- 10. Sing Sing -- reflections on American society -- 11. Finding a philosophy -- and losing it -- 12. June in New York -- 13. Taking stock of impressions
  • Part III: New York to Buffalo -- 14. To Albany by sloop and steam -- 15. A state without a government? -- 16. Where once the Iroquois ... -- 17. The exile of Lake Oneida -- 18. Auburn -- where humanity meant the whip -- 19. Encounter with a governor, a squirrel, and a jurist
  • Part IV: Great Lakes and Canada -- 20. Fortnight in the wilderness -- 21. Fortnight in the wilderness (cont) -- 22. On the upper lakes -- 23. Thunder of waters -- 24. Lower Canada: A lost empire?
  • Part V: New England: The heart of the experience -- 25. To Stockbridge, Boston, and bad news -- 26. The chilliness of Boston -- and the Poles -- 27. The aristocrats unbend -- 28. Boston (cont.) social observations and lesson on the jury -- 29. With the leaders of church and state -- 30. Sparks -- and local self-government -- 31. Mr. Adams and Dr. Channing -- 32. Two Massachusetts prisons -- 33. Seen (and not seen) in Connecticut -- 34. Connecticut afterthought
  • Part VI: Philadelphia and Baltimore -- 35. The heavenly prison of the philanthropists -- 36. Sounding the Pennsylvania mind -- 37. Baltimore -- 38. Beaumont's Marie -- 39. Philadelphia again
  • Part VII: Ohio and Mississippi -- 40. Journey to the Ohio: The hazards of stage and steam -- 41. Cincinnati -- 42. Ohio -- or reflections on the manufacture of an American state -- 43. Winter road to Memphis -- 44. Tennessee reflections -- 45. Encounter with Choctaw Indians -- and an accident -- 46. Two famous books -- and an exile named Houston
  • Part VIII: New Orleans to Washington -- 47. '24 Heures a la Nouvelle Orleans' -- 48. From Mobile to the Chesapeake -- 49. Mr. Poinsett explains -- 50. 'What makes a republic bearable' -- 51. Washington receives the commissioners -- 52. Federal studies and the return
  • Part IX: The interpretation of an experience -- 53. 1832-1840: Through disgrace and disillusion -- 54. The prison report and a prison crusade -- 55. The materials for Tocqueville's book -- 56. The design of the Democratic -- 57. Tocqueville's work in retrospect: Its defects -- 58. Tocqueville's work in retrospect: Its enduring qualities
Control code
ocm35249399
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperbacks edition.
Extent
xii, 852 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801855061
Lccn
96027754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801855061
  • (OCoLC)35249399

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