Historical Period: The 19th Century
Michel Chevalier (1806-1879) was a Saint-Simonian economist and supporter of free trade. He was commissioned by the French government to visit the US in 1833 to report on its transportation system. As a consequence he published, like Tocqueville, an analysis of North America in a series of letters. Chevalier was a professor of political economy and negotiated with Richard Cobden in 1860 a free trade treaty between France and Great Britain.
Quotes from Michel Chevalier:
- Michel Chevalier on the two kinds of political power in America
Titles from Michel Chevalier:
- Author: On the Probable Fall in the Value of Gold
- Author: Society, Manners and Politics in the United States