A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia

Event date: 
November 28th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 12 minutes
Speaker: 
Aaron L. Friedberg
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Aaron L. Friedberg discusses how the 21st century will be shaped by the relationship between China and the United States, the strategies each is employing to achieve its goals, and the escalating Sino-American struggle for geopolitical predominance.

Muller v. Oregon: Over a Century Later

Event date: 
January 27th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg delivers an insightful lecture on the origins and legacy of Muller v. Oregon, focusing on the changing views of women’s rights and needs in the eyes of the Court, legislatures and the public.

American and Haitian Revolutions and the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Event date: 
November 17th, 2011
Duration: 
45 min 5 sec
Speaker: 
David Brion Davis
Peter P. Hinks
Richard J. M. Blackett
David W. Blight
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In conjunction with the exhibition, Revolution!, historians examine the tumultuous 30-year period which saw the American and Haitian Revolutions and the end of the transatlantic slave trade to the U.S. and the British colonies.

Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson

Event date: 
November 16th, 2011
Duration: 
51 minutes 10 seconds
Speaker: 
Susan Hertog
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Author Susan Hertog discusses her new biography of two smart, self-made women who lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the 20th century: Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West.

Yankee Stadium Forever: The Legends, Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle

Event date: 
May 4th, 2010
Duration: 
48 min 41 sec
Speaker: 
Ed Randall
Bert Sugar
Tony Morante
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The Yankee Stadium Forever series returns with an evening of tall tales, iconic stories, and enduring memories of the greatest players ever to roam the House that Ruth Built, and those who are commemorated in Monument Park.

Tales of the Grateful Dead and New York

Event date: 
May 27th, 2010
Duration: 
53 min 42 sec
Speaker: 
Gary Lambert
Pete Fornatale
Carol Brightman
Lenny Kaye
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From the free concerts in Tompkins Square and Central Park to Filmore East and Madison Square Garden, the Grateful Dead considered New York a second home for much of the band's 30-year touring career...

Longshots and Underdogs: Great Moments in New York Sports

Event date: 
January 26th, 2010
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Bob Herbert
Adam Gopnik
Bert Sugar
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A jam session about those who beat the odds and shocked the world of sports. Three experts turn back the clock, stopping to visit the long-suffering Brooklyn Dodgers and their triumph over the Yankees in 1955...

Great Historians and Their Influences: An Evening with Annette Gordon-Reed

Event date: 
March 18th, 2010
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Annette Gordon Reed
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This fall, the New-York Historical Society presents an exciting new three-part program series in which distinguished historians will look back at the beginnings of their careers and at the historians and works that influenced.

Homer & Langley

Event date: 
February 23rd, 2010
Duration: 
58 min 39 sec
Speaker: 
E. L. Doctorow
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E. L. Doctorow's new novel Homer & Langley is a fictionalized account of the Collyer brothers, two of New York's most infamous hermits.

David Ruggles and the NYC Underground Railroad

Event date: 
February 18th, 2010
Duration: 
58 min 14 sec
Speaker: 
Graham Hodges
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David Ruggles was the best known "conductor" of the Underground Railroad in New York City, with Frederick Douglass one of 600 fugitives whom Ruggles sheltered in his home.

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