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

Title Tocqueville and the American experiment / William R. Cook.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  GREAT COURSES 320.973 COOK PT. 1&2    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - New Materials  NEW CD BOOK 320.973 COOK    Check Shelf
Description 12 audio discs (approximately 720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 102 pages : map ; 19 cm).
Series Great courses
Great courses (Compact disc)
Performer Lectures by William R. Cook, State University of New York at Geneseo.
Note Compact discs.
Summary Professor Cook examines Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America and probes his thoughts on the young nation he was observing. He examines Tocqueville's thoughts about "classical" issues such as the nature of the judiciary and the role of freedom of the press. He considers the often-ignored passages about the three races (white, African, and Native American), as well as what Tocqueville says about the importance of women in American democracy.
Contents 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 -- 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.
Subject Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859. De la démocratie en Amérique.
Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859 -- Political and social views.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Social conditions.
Democracy -- United States.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Teaching Company.
ISBN 1565859529
Music No. 4863 Teaching Company
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