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  • Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview
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    Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the debates, especially the last debate in Alton, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.…

    540 views
  • Conversation on Democracy
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    Conversation on Democracy

    Scholars and public figures talked about Alexis de Tocqueville and the impact his book, Democracy in America, has had on the political discourse of the United States over the years. They…

    311 views
  • LincolnDouglas Quincy Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the sixth debate in Quincy, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments. Professor Splaine…

    298 views
  • LincolnDouglas Galesburg Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Preview

    Historians, participants and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the fifth debate in Galesburg Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments. Professor…

    370 views
  • Tocqueville and Native Americans
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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 shown of…

    625 views
  • LincolnDouglas Charleston Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Preview

    Professor John Splaine reviewed the first three debates and previewed this fourth debate. Mayor Daniel Cougill talked about his community’s efforts in re-enacting the debate. Professor Bob…

    206 views
  • Tocqueville In America Series
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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, Tocqueville scholars and…

    2,618 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Preview

    Professor Splaine reviewed the context of the debates and the significance for its constitutional arguments concerning slavery. Professor Simon talked about the significance of the setting for…

    515 views
  • LincolnDouglas Freeport Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate Preview

    Historians and participants discussed the historical context of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and their significance, especially the second debate in Freeport, Illinois. Senator Simon, who wrote a…

    789 views
  • LincolnDouglas Ottawa Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Ottawa Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the first debate in Ottawa, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.…

    1,164 views
  • LincolnDouglas Alton Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Alton Debate Review

    Professors John Splaine and Edna Greene Medford talked about their impressions of this debate, including its significance as the last debate and all the various issues raised in the…

    1,373 views
  • LincolnDouglas Quincy Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Review

    Harold Holzer and Professor Lewis Suggs talked about their impressions of this debate. Telephone lines were also opened and spectators and participants were interviewed for their…

    273 views
  • LincolnDouglas Galesburg Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Review

    Thomas Schwartz talked about his impressions of this debate. Professor Russell Adams and Glennette Turner talked about their perspectives on the dabates, particularly the status of blacks…

    353 views
  • LincolnDouglas Charleston Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Review

    Professors David Zarefsky and Bill Wiggins talked about the significance of this debate and the issues raised in it, especially Mr. Lincoln’s view on black equality. Telephone lines were…

    271 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Review

    Professors John Simon and Edna Greene Medford talked about the significance of this debate for both Lincoln and Douglas and the issues raised in it, such as slavery and states' rights.…

    262 views
  • Media Literacy and Democracy
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    Media Literacy and Democracy

    Professor Splaine spoke to students about the importance of critical television viewing, media literacy, and using a variety of sources of information. Following his remarks he answered…

    154 views
  • LincolnDouglas Freeport Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate Review

    Professors Juliet Walker and Stephen Oates discussed their impressions of this re-enactment. They also talked about the effects that the Freeport debate had on the career of Senator Douglas…

    348 views
  • Tocqueville and Education
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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…

    550 views
  • Theater and Democracy
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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.…

    109 views
  • Justice System in Small Towns
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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 Tocqueville’s…

    93 views
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