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    Sing Sing Prison Documentary

    Unedited footage from Sing Sing prison was shown. Some of the
    language may be offensive to some viewers. French aristocrat Alexis
    de Tocqueville wrote a report on the American…

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    Inside the Sing-Sing Prison

    Guests and viewers discussed Tocqueville’s impressions of Sing-Sing prison and U.S. correctional principles and how these relate to debates about the criminal justice system…

    2,564 views
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    Tocqueville in France

    The Tocqueville series was launched with a live program from the Normandy, France chateau of the Tocqueville family. Descendants of Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont,…

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    Music of the 1830s

    Mr. Lynch, musicians, and scholars talked about the popular music in the 1830s in the U.S. and its role in social functions. This program focused particularly on Appalachian…

    686 views
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    Congress in the 19th Century

    Mr. Smock discussed the U.S. Congress and its characteristics during the time of Tocqueville’s visit to Washington, DC in January 1832.

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    Tocqueville in Ossining

    Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Ossining, where Sing Sing prison is located, in June 1831. Professor Panetta talked about Tocqueville’s and Beaumont’s studies of the…

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    Tocqueville Town Meeting: Religion & Society

    After a broadcast of a forum on religion and civil society from October 28, two of the participants responded to comments by broadcast audience members. They talked about the past and…

    450 views
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    Tocqueville in Rhode Island

    The Tocqueville tour through the United States was launched with a live program from the Old Colony House. Tocqueville and Beaumont arrived in Newport after a sea voyage of 38 days…

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    Republic vs. Democracy

    Tocqueville and Beaumont arrived by stagecoach from Mobile in January 1832. While there, they talked with a local lawyer about various legal issues. Mr. Wood talked about the…

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    Tocqueville on Slavery

    Professor Kremer talked about Alexis de Tocqueville’s views of slavery as he toured the U.S. in 1831. Kremer said that Tocqueville’s insistent questions wherever he traveled may…

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    Tocqueville on Liberty and Equality

    Professor Galston talked about Tocqueville’s ideas on liberty and equality in volume two of Democracy in America. He emphasized that Tocqueville believed that the desire for equality…

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    Tocqueville in Philadelphia

    Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Philadelphia in October 1831. During their stay there, they visited Eastern State Penitentiary. Mr. Kelley talked about the Eastern State…

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    Democracy in America Town Hall Meeting

    Before the discussion, Mr. Drescher and Ms. Kraitchman provided background on Tocqueville and the discussions in Pittsburgh and took audience calls, faxes and electronic…

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    Tocqueville and Native Americans

    The Washington Journal focused on the travels of Alexis de
    Tocqueville and his observations of Native Americans in northern
    Michigan and how they relate to today. Video clips were…

    283 views
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    Harvard University

    Professor Bailyn discussed the history of Harvard University, founded in 1636, and Alexis de Tocqueville’s impressions of the college in 1831.

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    Tocqueville in Auburn

    Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Auburn, New York on their way
    westward toward Buffalo in July 1831. Professor Lombardo talked
    about their observations on the U.S. penal system, especially…

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    Tocqueville Interpretation

    Mr. Lynch, who has acted as a Tocqueville interpreter, discussed his experiences on the C-SPAN School Bus and presentations to students.

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    John James Audubon

    Mr. Parker talked about the life and work of John James Audubon, who painted and catalogued North American birds. The Fenimore House Museum in Cooperstown, New York has an…

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    Tocqueville in Whitehall

    Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Whitehall, New York on their way from Montreal to Albany in September 1831. Ms. Greenough talked about the history of the town, which was a major…

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    Tocqueville in Flint

    Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Flint, Michigan on their way westward through the Great Lakes region. Mr. Dohonhue talked about Tocqueville’s observations on U.S. industry…

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