Society, Manners and Politics in the United States
Observations by a French economist of his trip to the United States. Like Tocqueville, he was sent by the French government in 1834 to inspect American institutions - Tocqueville was sent to inspect American prisons, Chevalier to inspect American pubic works. He reflects upon the banking industry, the railroads, regional differences, factories, internal communications, class structure, and democracy.
Society, Manners and Politics in the United States: Being a Series of Letters on North America, translated from the third Paris edition (Boston: Weeks, Jordan & Co., 1839).
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Table of Contents
- NOTES AT THE END OF THE VOLUME.
- LETTERS ON NORTH AMERICA.
- RAILROAD FROM LONDON TO PARIS.
- LIVERPOOL AND THE RAILROAD.
- WAR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES UPON THE BANK.
- DEMOCRACY—THE BANK.
- MOVEMENT OF PARTIES.—BANK QUESTION.
- PROGRESS OF THE STRUGGLE.—NEW POWERS.
- RAILROADS IN AMERICA.
- THE BANKS.—THE PRESERVATION OF THE UNION.
- THE FIRST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.
- THE YANKEE AND THE VIRGINIAN.
- THE FACTORY GIRLS OF LOWELL.
- THE BANK.—SLAVERY.
- THE ELECTIONS.
- GENERAL JACKSON.
- PUBLIC OPINION.
- WESTERN STEAMBOATS.
- BEDFORD SPRINGS.
- POWER AND LIBERTY.
- SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT.
- SOCIAL REFORM.
- THE EMPIRE STATE.
- SYMPTOMS OF REVOLUTION.
- THE MIDDLE CLASSES.