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February 28th, 2012 - 2:36 pm § in Book Chapters

De Tocqueville’s Tour of American Prisons and Cities in 1831 a companion to the C-Span series – Almshouse, Ontario County, New York – 1

A fragment from Tocqueville’s diary, July 17, 1831, in which he visited the almshouse of Ontario County, New York and spoke with John Canfield Spencer. This is the new system introduced in the last few years in the State of New York: every county has an almshouse to which vagabonds are forced [...]