Friday Fun Facts: The Frenchman in America

On in this day in 1805, Alexis de Tocqueville was born. In 1831, he came to the United States with a friend, Gustave de Beaumont. They traveled extensively and studied the prison system in America. After returning to France, he wrote “Democracy in America.” It was published in 1835. The book delved into American culture and the political system. It’s considered one of the most influential books of the 19th century.


Posted on July 29, 2016, in fiction, Fun Facts, history, inspiration, nonfiction, poetry, writer's life, writing, writing ideas, writing prompt and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Interesting ! I knew he wrote about politics, didn’t realize his writing was based on a study of the prison system. I guess that does make sense.
    Thank you for these bits of information. They definitely give me food for thought!

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