Tocqueville in New York
Alexis de Tocqueville, the author of Democracy in America, and his traveling companion Gustave de Beaumont arrived in New York City on May… read more
Alexis de Tocqueville, the author of Democracy in America, and his traveling companion Gustave de Beaumont arrived in New York City on May 11, 1831. As part of a series retracing his journey, Professor Schleifer talked about Tocqueville’s reaction to the steamboat ride from Newport and his reaction to New York City. Non-resident journalists also talked about their modern-day reactions to New York City and took questions from callers. Live shots of Battery Park in New York were shown. The guests participated by remote connection. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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Tocqueville in Rhode Island
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U.S. Art in the 1830s
Mr. Howat talked about the growth in American painting in the 1830s.
Museum of the American Indian
Mr. Tall Chief and Ms. Kreipe talked about American Indian ideas of democracy and the purpose of the museum.
New York Religion in the 1830s
Ms. Barr talked about the state of religion in New York and how different it was from France in the 1830s.