Will China Take Over the World?

Event date: 
February 21st, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 1 minute
Speaker: 
Sebastian Mallaby
Steven Rattner
Byron R. Wien (moderator)
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Experts discuss China’s continued rise and how America’s role in world affairs will change.

The Draft Riots, Part II

Event date: 
March 15th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 9 minutes
Speaker: 
Edna Greene Medford
Carla Peterson
Barnet Schecter
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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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.

The Battle for Civil Rights

Event date: 
February 16th, 2012
Duration: 
58 minutes 17 seconds
Speaker: 
David Levering Lewis
Khalil Gibran Muhammad (moderator)
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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.

Women and the White House, Part II

Event date: 
February 7th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 1 minute
Speaker: 
Cokie Roberts
Kati Marton
Gil Troy
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
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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.

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.

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