Compass Classroom is delighted to present Democracy in America for use with Dave Raymond’s American History course or as a standalone resource for your homeschool.
These fourteen, 30-minute historical dramatizations bring to life important sections of Alexis de Tocqueville’s examination of American liberty as he observed it firsthand. The book upon which these dramatic excerpts are based was published in 1835 and 1840.
The episodes follow Tocqueville and his companion, Gustave de Beaumont, from their landing in New York (May 1831) through their departure nine months later, and conclude with a final episode set twenty years later.
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Democracy in America was produced by the Division of General Education of New York University in conjunction with the Fund for Adult Education. The weekly programs originally aired on NBC and CBC starting in January of 1962. They were under the direction of historian George Probst and produced by Andrew Allan in the studios of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.