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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 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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    Sculpting the Tocqueville Bust

    Mr. Fagan talked about his Tocqueville bust commissioned by C-SPAN. He also took questions from the audience via telephone, fax and electronic mail.

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    Tocqueville Interpreter's Impressions

    Mr. Lynch talked to a group of students about Tocqueville’s and Beaumont’s trip through the United States. As a Tocqueville interpreter, he then desceibed his ideas of Tocqueville and how…

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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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    Boston Common

    Ms. Liff talked about the role of the Boston Common in Boston life and its evolution into a modern urban park.

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    Arrow Rock

    Mr. Dickey talked about Arrow Rock, which was founded in 1829. The Sante Fe Trail began on the other side of the Missouri River from the town.

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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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    Black Hawk Historic Site

    Ms. Carvey-Stewart talked about the forceful removal of Black Hawk and his followers in 1831.

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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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    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 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 New Orleans

    Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited New Orleans. They talked with civic leaders and compared French culture in France, Canada and New Orleans. Douglas Brinkley talked about…

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