Sherman and the North Advance

Event date: 
January 31st, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 3 minutes
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
John F. Marszalek
Harold Hozler (moderator)
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Union General William T. Sherman’s epic march from Atlanta to the sea remains one of the most astonishing military feats in American history — as well as one of the most controversial. Three historians ask the tough questions — and provide authoritative answers.

SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 4: How Empires End…

Event date: 
January 21st, 2012
Duration: 
41 minutes 8 seconds
Speaker: 
Jeremy Adelman
David Armitage
Thomas Bender (moderator)
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Experts examine the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions in the context of the Americas, where the last and early nineteenth-century phase of the Atlantic revolutions played out in Latin America, and in the largest context of all: Global History.

SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 3: The Caribbean and the United States in the Revolutionary Era

Event date: 
January 21st, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 6 minutes
Speaker: 
J. Michael Dash
Cathy Matson
Ashli White
Ira Berlin (moderator)
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Distinguished scholars of the Atlantic world outline the great swells of revolution and the counter-revolutionary undertow that swept across the Atlantic at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.

SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 2: Adventures in the Archives—Discovering the Treasures of the Age of Revolution

Event date: 
January 21st, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 6 minutes
Speaker: 
Jeremy D. Popkin
Patrick Tardieu
Julia Gaffield
Ted Widmer (moderator)
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Experts explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in the study of the Haitian Revolution, a cataclysmic event that left a particularly complicated paper trail.

SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 1: The Haitian Revolution and Human Rights, Keynote Address

Event date: 
January 21st, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 12 minutes
Speaker: 
Laurent Dubois
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Professor Dubois discusses the ways in which enslaved people shaped the development and application of ideas of equality and human rights during the Age of Revolution.

James Madison

Event date: 
October 25th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour 44 seconds
Speaker: 
Richard Brookhiser
Benno Schmidt (moderator)
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Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans’ fledgling liberty.

A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War

Event date: 
October 4th, 2011
Duration: 
55 minutes 32 seconds
Speaker: 
Amanda Foreman
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Amanda Foreman, in conversation with Harold Holzer, takes the audience on a journey to the drawing rooms of London, the offices of Washington, and the front lines of a divided America to examine Great Britain’s integral role in the Civil War.

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power

Event date: 
June 7th, 2012
Duration: 
59 minutes 30 seconds
Speaker: 
Steve Coll
Kati Marton (moderator)
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In conversation with Kati Marton, Steve Coll sheds light on ExxonMobil and the larger-than-life characters who have contributed to its colossal story.

Steve Jobs

Event date: 
March 6th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour, 4 minutes
Speaker: 
Walter Isaacson
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Walter Isaacson tells the story of the roller-coaster life and searing personality of Steve Jobs, a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six technological industries.

Civil War at Sea

Event date: 
December 13th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer
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Three prize-winning historians discuss the often-neglected naval history of the American Civil War.

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