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.
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.
Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans’ fledgling liberty.
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.
Through the analysis of past cases, Associate United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer examines the Court’s role as guardian of the Constitution.