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    Sing Sing Prison Documentary

    Footage from Sing Sing prison was shown. French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville wrote a report on the American prison system during his visit to North America in the 1830s. The first…

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    Democracy in America Town Hall Meeting

    Before the discussion, Mr. Drescher and Ms. Kraitchman provided background on Tocqueville and the discussions in Pittsburgh and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail. Members of the…

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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 present…

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    Tocqueville, Religion and Civil Society

    Leading scholars discussed the impact of Tocqueville’s writings on religion and society during the 1830s and the roles religion and other issues play in modern America. Dr. Thiemann moderated the…

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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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    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 ability.…

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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 experiences at…

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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 Tocqueville’s…

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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

    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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    Louisville Growth

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Louisville in December 1831 and investigated impact of slavery on society. Adrian Freund talked about city growth around Louisville and…

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    Tocqueville on American Character

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Westport, Kentucky on their way down the Ohio River after an accident in December, 1831. Citizens gathered in the River Towne General Store…

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    Tocqueville on the U.S. Justice System

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Cincinnati on their way down the Ohio River in December 1831. During their stay they talked with several members of the legal…

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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

    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 Whitehall

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited Whitehall, New York on their way from Montreal to Albany in September 1831. Carol Greenough talked about the history of the town, which…

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