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Nouveau voyage dans les Etats-Unis de l'Amerique septentrionale, fait en 1788; par J. P. Brissot (Warville), citoyen francois. (3 volume set)
Paris: Chez Buisson,, 1791-01-01. First Edition. Paperback. Acceptable. 3 volume set. First edition. Original red dyed wrappers. An unsophisticated copy. Covers worn, chipped at spine edge. Folding table on blue paper. Front wrap of vol. 2 nearly detached. Clean, unmarked pages. Volume 3 has the title: "De la France et des Etats-Unis, ou, De l'importance de la Revolution de l'Amerique pour le bonheur de la France". Vol. 3 is an account of the American Revolution's importance to the French Revoltion. Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) was a Girondin French revolutionary and author. Brissot visited America as part of the Gallo-American Society and to gather information about investments and land sales. In 1788 Brissot toured the newly independent United States "to study men who had just acquired their liberty." He spent 6 months traveling from Boston to Virginia, dined with James Madison, and spent three days with the Washingtons at Mt. Vernon. In his study of America, Brissot sought to overcome France's shortcomings by shuffling off the enormous negative economic weight of feudalistic practices. Brissot strongly advocated reshaping France in the American model, combining commercial freedom with republican values. Brissot payed the Quakers special compliment in his writings, appreciative of their simple and egalitarian customs. He believed increased trade with the new country would open his countrymen's minds to American republicanism. arsanyi, D. "How to make a revolution without firing a shot: thoughts on the Brissot-Chastellux polemic (1786–1788)." French History (2008) 22 (2): 197-216. Refs: Howes B785; Sabin 8035; Monaghan 296 & 304; Clark, Travels in the Old South, vol. 2, 80; Vail 862; Warden, Bibliotheca Americana. no. 378.
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