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Author Cook, William R. (William Robert), 1943-

Title Tocqueville and the American experiment / producer, by Alisha Reay ; directors, Jon Leven and Tom Dooley.

Publication Info. Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  GREAT COURSES 320.973 TOCQUEVILLE    Check Shelf
Description 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (various pagings ; 22 cm.)
Series Great courses. Philosophy & intellectual history
Great courses (DVD)
System Details DVD.
Performer Lecturer: William R. Cook, State University of New York at Geneseo.
Summary 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.
Contents pt. 1. disc 1. Overview of democracy in America -- Alexis de Tocqueville--a brief biography -- Journey to America -- Equality of conditions and freedom -- Foundations of the American experience -- Does America have a mixed constitution? -- disc 2. American Constitution -- Judiciary and lawyers in America -- Democracy and local government -- Freedom of speech in theory and practice -- Freedom of the press -- Political parties -- pt. 2. disc 3. Problem of the tyranny of the majority -- Political associations -- Civil associations -- Blacks and Indians -- Mores and democracy -- Christianity and democracy -- disc 4. Education and culture in democracies -- Individualism in America -- Desire for wealth in America -- Democratic family -- Are democracy and excellence compatible? -- Tocqueville's unanswered questions.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859. De la démocratie en Amérique. English.
Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859 -- Political and social views.
Democracy -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Social conditions.
Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859. (OCoLC)fst00041873
De la démocratie en Amérique (Tocqueville, Alexis de) (OCoLC)fst01357670
Democracy. (OCoLC)fst00890077
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Educational films.
Educational films. (OCoLC)fst01726235
Added Author Dooley, Tom.
Leven, Jon.
Reay, Alisha.
Teaching Company.
State University of New York College, Geneseo.
ISBN 1565859537: $254.95
Music No. 4863 Teaching Company
4863-01, 4863-02 Teaching Company
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