De Tocqueville in America

“One hundred and eighty years ago this week, Alexis de Tocqueville and his friend and fellow magistrate Gustave de Beaumont began the nine-month tour that would result in the landmark Democracy in America (1835–1840).”

So begins The Library of America’s commemoration of de Tocqueville’s journey through mid-19th Century America.

Did you know that de Tocqueville’s travels included a few sojourns in Georgia? You can click on this link to read what he had to say about his stay here.

And of course your Local Public Library contains numerous books about de Tocqueville’s life, journeys, and influence, as well as copies of de Tocqueville’s famous book that you may borrow.

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