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Tocqueville and the American experiment / taught by William R. Cook.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library DVD 970 TOC pt 1 4261 (Text) 78551000804261 DVD Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library DVD 970 TOC pt 2 4262 (Text) 78551000804262 DVD Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 320.973 TOC pt. 1 (Text) 31951004119100 Main Floor - DVDs Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 320.973 TOC pt. 2 (Text) 31951004119118 Main Floor - DVDs Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781565859531
  • ISBN: 1565859537
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (19 cm.)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2005], c2004.

Content descriptions

General Note: Course guidebook includes lecture outlines, timeline, glossary, and bibliographical references.
Twenty four 30-minute lectures on 4 DVDs.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1. Lecture 1. An overview of 'Democracy in America' -- Lecture 2. Alexis de Tocqueville--a brief biography -- Lecture 3. The journey to America -- Lecture 4. Equality of conditions and freedom -- Lecture 5. The foundations of the American experience -- Lecture 6. Does America have a mixed constitution? -- Lecture 7. The American Constitution -- Lecture 8. The judiciary and lawyers in America -- Lecture 9. Democracy and local government -- Lecture 10. Freedom of speech in theory and practice -- Lecture 11. Freedom of the press -- Lecture 12. Political parties.
Part 2. Lecture 13. The problem of the tyranny of the majority -- Lecture 14. Political associations -- Lecture 15. Civil associations -- Lecture 16. Blacks and Indians -- Lecture 17. Mores and democracy -- Lecture 18. Christianity and democracy -- Lecture 19. Education and culture in democracies -- Lecture 20. Individualism in America -- Lecture 21. The desire for wealth in America -- Lecture 22. The democratic family -- Lecture 23. Are democracy and excellence compatible? -- Lecture 24. Tocqueville's unanswered questions.
Participant or Performer Note: Lecturer: William R. Cook, State University of New York at Geneseo.
Summary, etc.: Professor Cook leads you on an engaging and energetic discussion on Alexis de Tocqueville, his journey, his writing of Democracy in America and, most of all, his thoughts on the young nation he was observing. For Tocqueville, it seems, had opinions about almost everything he encountered in America, and not exclusively politics and "classical" issues such as the nature of the judiciary and the role of freedom of the press.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1.
Subject: Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859. De la démocratie en Amérique.
Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859 > Political and social views.
Democracy > United States.
United States > Politics and government.
United States > Social conditions.
Genre: Educational films.

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