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Tocqueville's Democracy in America

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Hour 2:           Why did Alexis de Tocqueville travel the United States in the early 1830s and how have different generations interpreted his resulting work on equality, democracy, and liberty? We’ll find out this hour with James T. Schleifer, Emeritus Dean of the Library and Professor of History at the College of New Rochelle. His new book is “The Chicago Companion to Tocqueville’s Democracy in America” (University of Chicago Press, 2012).