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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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.…

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  • 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…

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  • Republic vs Democracy
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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 talked about the impact…

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  • 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 Memphis
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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 Orleans.…

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  • Tocqueville in Nashville
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    Tocqueville in Nashville

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Nashville, Tennessee, in December 1831 while on their way downriver to New Orleans. Guests at the Hermitage, the home of President Jackson, talked…

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  • Tocqueville on Equality in America
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    Tocqueville on Equality in America

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Wheeling, West Virginia on their way down the Ohio River in November 1831 after a steamboat accident. Guests talked about Tocqueville’s…

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  • Tocqueville and Race Relations
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    Tocqueville and Race Relations

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Baltimore in late October and early November 1831. Maryland was the first slave state they had visited. Alvin Gillard and Doris Shaw…

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  • Tocqueville in Philadelphia
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    Tocqueville in Philadelphia

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

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  • Tocqueville in Wethersfield
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    Tocqueville in Wethersfield

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Wethersfield, Connecticut to study a local prison. Residents and visitors to the Hartford area and callers talked about their…

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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 Cambridge
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    Tocqueville in Cambridge

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Boston in September and October 1831. Reverend Peter Gomes talked about Jared Sparks, with whom Tocqueville talked about the New…

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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 Quebec City
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    Tocqueville in Quebec City

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Quebec City on their way through French Canada in August 1831. Gilbert Lavoie talked about Tocqueville’s comments on local newspapers…

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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…

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  • 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…

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