Three experts discuss the history of the Gold Standard and weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks that would come with its reinstatement.
Jonathan Sarna discusses one of the most blatant incidents of officially sanctioned anti-Semitism in American history: General Ulysses S. Grant’s General Order Number 11 that expelled all Jews from his military districts.
Daniel J. Sharfstein, in conversation with Brent Staples, unravels the stories of three families who represent the complexity of race in America and force us to rethink our basic assumptions about who we are.
Adam Gopnik takes the audience on a beguiling journey that begins in eighteenth-century France — the birthplace of our modern tastes and, by no coincidence, the restaurant — telling the story of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.
Eliot A. Cohen and Josiah Bunting III tell the story of how woodland skirmishes and massacres, frontal assaults, and shadowy covert actions shaped America’s approach to geopolitics and war.
Experts discuss China’s continued rise and how America’s role in world affairs will change.
Four experts examine the causes of the Civil War Draft Riots of 1863, its sickening violence, and the enduring legacy it left on New York.
Two experts reflect on the successes and setbacks in the struggle for civil rights. Presented in collaboration with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and in conjunction with the exhibition Freedom Now: Photographs by Platon.
Continuing the conversation from February 2011’s program, Women and the White House, experts look back at the many influential women in the history of America’s highly elected office.
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.