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    Roots of Modern Day Slavery

    Historians discuss 18th and 19th Century analogs and their relationships to contemporary slavery and abolition, as well as “white slavery” and the emphasis on human rights in the 20th Century.…

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    The Origins of Emancipation

    Historian Seymour Drescher talked about slavery being abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833. He noted that the Slavery Abolition Act became one of the driving forces toward emancipation across the globe.…

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    Tocqueville and Liberalism

    Professors from the United States and western Europe discussed the impact of the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville as they relate to liberalism. They debated whether Tocqueville was a…

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    Democracy in America Town Hall Meeting

    History professor Seymour Drescher and Tocqueville discussion series director Marilyn Crouch-Kraitchman provided background on Alexis de Tocqueville before members of the Vintage Retirement…

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    Tocqueville and Conservatism

    Tocqueville scholars discussed the conservative ideas in Democracy in America. They examined how Tocqueville’s ideas compare with late 20th century U.S. and European conservatism and the…

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    Tocqueville and Socialism

    The panel talked about the philosophy of Alexis de Tocqueville. They compared his writings to those of Rousseau and Marx, along with other contemporary thinkers. They focused on the conflict between…

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    Tocqueville and Aristocracy

    Political scientists and historians from the U.S. and Europe talked about the philosophies of Alexis de Tocqueville, questioning how much of a democrat he was and how much the philosopher Aristotle…

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