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.

The Early Spanish Jews of New York

Event date: 
November 18th, 2010
Duration: 
55 min 56 sec
Speaker: 
Louise Mirrer
Rabbi Dr. Marc D. Angel
Jonathan Sarna
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In the 15th century, the Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced to leave their homes on the Iberian peninsula, fleeing the tyranny of the Spanish Inquisition. In 1654, the first group of Spanish and Portuguese Jews arrived in New Amsterdam and founded the Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish Congregation in the United States. In this program, three experts discuss those early pioneers, the Judeo-Spanish Diaspora, and the history of Spanish Jews in New York.

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Event date: 
February 17th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Douglas L. Wilson
Rodney O. Davis
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Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis take a look at the legendary Lincoln-Douglas Debates and discuss their recent book, the most complete record ever assembled of the debates.

Robert E. Lee: New Yorker

Event date: 
March 3rd, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 8 minutes
Speaker: 
David W. Blight
Elizabeth Brown Pryor
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Prior to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee spent more of his adult life in New York than in any other state. He left us wonderful descriptions of West Point tattoos and cadet antics; of sleigh riding down Broadway; and of the tall ships...

Mrs. Lincoln

Event date: 
April 22nd, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Catherine Clinton
Eric Foner
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Catherine Clinton, interviewed by Eric Foner, crafts a richly detailed portrait of one of our most complicated, controversial, and often misunderstood first ladies: Mary Todd Lincoln.

Lincoln's Constitution

Event date: 
February 5th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Benno Schmidt
Akhil Reed Amar
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Benno Schmidt and Akhil Reed Amar examine Abraham Lincoln’s profound influence on the Constitution and the way we view America’s vital document today.

Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861

Event date: 
November 25th, 2008
Duration: 
56 min 25 sec
Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Jonathan Atler
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In discussion with Jonathan Alter, Lincoln historian Harold Holzer looks at a pivotal time for our sixteenth president -- the period between his election and inauguration -- while drawing comparisons to other presidents-elect.

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