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  • 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…

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  • 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
  • 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…

    623 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…

    205 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 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 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
  • Student Perspectives on Politics
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    Student Perspectives on Politics

    Students from the University of Denver talked about headline news issues and the role of the media. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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  • 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
  • French and US Cultures
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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 Middaugh…

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  • Tocqueville in Hartford
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    Tocqueville in Hartford

    Secretary Miles Rapaport talked about his report on the state of democracy in Connecticut published in 1996. Viewers also talked about democracy in their localities.

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  • Tocqueville in Stockbridge
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    Tocqueville in Stockbridge

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Stockbridge in September 1831. While there, they met Theodore Sedgwick, who helped Tocqueville write the first volume of Democracy in America…

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  • Tocqueville in Green Bay
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    Tocqueville in Green Bay

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Green Bay on their way through the Great Lakes region in August 1831. Two attorneys discussed Tocqueville’s impressions of the legal…

    67 views
  • Citizens on Tocqueville
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    Citizens on Tocqueville

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Niagara Falls on their way to French Canada in August 1831. Visitors to Niagara and viewers talked about their perspectives on…

    113 views
  • Tocqueville in Flint
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    Tocqueville in Flint

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

    352 views
  • Tocqueville in Utica
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    Tocqueville in Utica

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Utica, New York on their way westward toward Buffalo in July 1831. Russ Davis talked about the local Tocqueville essay contest and Tim…

    76 views
  • Tocqueville in Yonkers
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    Tocqueville in Yonkers

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Yonkers, New York while on their way through the Hudson River valley from New York City in June 1831. Professor John Diggins talked about…

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