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    Tocqueville Contest Winners

    The winners of C-SPAN’s Tocqueville contest appeared in the Washington Journal studio. They talked about the inspiration for their winning entries and responded to audience…

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    Steamboating Down the Ohio

    Passengers aboard the Steamboat The Delta Queen read passages from Tocqueville and commented on the meaning of democracy and equality today.

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    Tocqueville Interpretation

    Tim 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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    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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    Military and Democracy

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Norfolk, Virginia while on their way to Washington, D.C. in January 1832. While there, they were impressed by the U.S. naval…

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    Military and Democracy

    Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Fayetteville, North Carolina while on their way to Washington, D.C. in January 1832. The town was rebuilding after a serious fire in 1831. General Keane,…

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    Tocqueville and Education

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Columbia, South Carolina in January 1832. Dean Graham talked about the importance of education, especially higher education, in the…

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    Theater and Democracy

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Augusta in January 1832 on their way to Washington, D.C. Norman Easterbrook talked about Tocqueville’s impressions of early U.S.…

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    Tocqueville in Milledgeville

    Tocqueville and Beaumont visited Milledgeville, Georgia, which was the state capital of Georgia at the time, in January 1832. Ms. Ramirez and Mr. Henderson talked about their…

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    African-American Churches and Democracy

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Macon, Georgia on their way to Washington, DC in January 1832. Reverend Benjamin Lett talked about Tocqueville’s comments on U.S.…

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    Justice System in Small Towns

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Knoxville, Georgia while on their way to Washington, DC in January 1832. Judge Culpepper and Mr. Mincey talked about…

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    Republic vs. Democracy

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

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    French and U.S. Cultures

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont arrived in Mobile from New Orleans by steamboat in January 1832. While there, they noticed the French influence in Mobile. Georgette…

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    Tocqueville in New Orleans

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited New Orleans. They talked with civic leaders and compared French culture in France, Canada and New Orleans. Douglas Brinkley…

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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…

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    Tocqueville: Where We've Been

    A look back at the series on Alexis de Tocqueville. Professor John Splaine provided insight into the series. Viewers made comments and questions.

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    Tocqueville on the Tyranny of the Majority

    Professor Boesche talked about why Tocqueville saw a danger of tyranny of the majority in a democratic society as compared to a more hierarchical society.

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    Tocqueville and the Military

    General Wilson talked about Tocqueville’s observations on democratic military institutions.

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    Tocqueville in Memphis

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont arrived in Memphis by stagecoach in December 1831 and stayed there eight days before they could begin their steamboat trip to New…

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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…

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