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Many university web sites provide lists of resources to be used with particular courses. A few even provide sample excerpts from the some of the listed resources, often including quotes from Tocqueville's Democracy in America.
But the University of Denver College of Law appears unique in that it also provides extensive on-line text from Tocqueville and Beaumont's On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application in France for its American Legal History courses taught by Professors Thomas D. Russell and Joyce Sterling.
Dr. Russell's resources list provides a link to a web page (HTML) version of the Penitentiary System report text. Dr. Sterling's resources list provides a link to an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version. To view it, one needs the free Adobe Acrobat Reader that can be obtained from the Adobe web site.
Although C-Span's web site on the travels through America by Beaumont and Tocqueville -- www.tocqueville.org -- does not focus on their Penitentiary System report, it does provide several readable pages about their journey, observations and lives.
On the web site of The Connection radio show, from Boston University's WBUR and NPR, you'll find a discussion about Tocqueville's Democracy in America.
The University of Virginia American Studies' site Tocqueville's America includes his and Beaumont's itinerary, letters, journals, and other artifacts and images from the period, as well as links to other materials. ]