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Democracy in America: Jefferson, Tocqueville, and Lincoln


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Speaker(s): Professor Peter Onuf

Recorded on 24 February 2009 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

Professor Onuf explores the development of the elusive and controversial ideal of democracy from Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary writings to Abraham Lincoln's great effort to vindicate republican principles in the American Civil War. Peter Onuf is Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia and Harmsworth Professor of American History at the University of Oxford.

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