Portrait of Gustave de Beaumont

Gustave de Beaumont

1802 – 1866

Gustave de Beaumont (1802-1866) was Tocqueville’s companion on his famous trip to America in 1831 in order to observe the American prison system.

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Along the way they observed and collected material which would later produce Tocqueville’s book Democracy in America (1835, 1840) and Beaumont’s book Marie on slavery.

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