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On the Penitentiary System in the United States and its Application to France

The Complete Text

  • Gustave de Beaumont
  • Alexis de Tocqueville

Part of the Recovering Political Philosophy book series (REPOPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 3-24
    3. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 25-55
    4. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 57-81
    5. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 83-92
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 95-97
    3. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 99-119
  4. Part III: On Houses of Refuge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 123-139
    3. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 141-146
  5. Part IV: Appendices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 149-170
    3. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 171-195
    4. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 197-200
    5. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 201-206
    6. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 207-211
    7. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 213-214
    8. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 215-216
    9. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 217-218
    10. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 219-231
    11. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 233-237
    12. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 239-245
    13. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 247-255
    14. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 257-263
    15. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 265-267
    16. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 269-270
    17. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 271-285
    18. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 287-309
    19. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 311-320
    20. Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville
      Pages 321-333
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-343

About this book

Introduction

This book provides  the first complete, literal English translation of Alexis de Tocqueville’s and Gustave de Beaumont’s first edition of On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application to France.  The work contains a critical comparison of two competing American penitentiary disciplines known as the Auburn and Philadelphia systems, an evaluation of whether American penitentiaries can successfully work in France, a detailed description of Houses of Refuge as the first juvenile detention centers, and an argument against penal colonization. The work provides valuable insights into understanding Tocqueville as a statesman, as well as a comparative look at civic engagement in early American and French penal reform movements. The Translator’s Introduction provides historical context for understanding Tocqueville’s work in French penal reform and the major themes of the report.  The book thus fills a void in Tocquevillian studies and extrapolates the roots of American and French criminal justice systems in the nineteenth century. 

Keywords

Penal reform Tocqueville Translation Mass incarceration Classic political philosophy Francis Lieber Criminology Prison policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Gustave de Beaumont
    • 1
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    • 2
  1. 1.Beaumont-sur-DêmeFrance
  2. 2.MetzFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70799-0
  • Copyright Information Emily Katherine Ferkaluk, under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70798-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70799-0
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