Democracy in America is based on Alexis de Tocqueville’s book published in 1835 about his travels and observations of America. Originally sent by the French government to study the United States prison system, Tocqueville expanded his research to all aspects of American life. The book soon became required reading among both the French and Americans educated class.
Democracy in America includes dramatizations as well as a discussion on the observations Tocqueville raises about American society. Historian Dorothy Gordon and students from NYU add to the fascinating discussion.
See also: Cavalcade of America, American Adventure, An
American in England, American Trail,Destination Freedom, Frontier Fighters, Norman Corwin Collection, Inheritance, Mr President, Science
Magazine of the Air, You Are There, and The American History Collection.