Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Did you miss one of New-York Historical's recent public programs? Recordings of select programs are available here as streaming audio.

Podcasts of select programs are also available on New-York Historical’s iTunes U library. These files can easily be downloaded and played on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.

February 2009
Audio
With Wings Like Eagles: A History Of The Battle Of Britain
February 19th, 2009
1 hour and 27 seconds
Michael Korda

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It was the most intense and concentrated moment of the war, when handful of young men fought and won the most important battle of World War II, the loss of which would have meant the invasion of Britain, and Europe dominated and controlled by a victorious Nazi Germany that we can hardly even imagine. In this program, Michael Korda tells the story of the Battle of Britain, from the political background of the 1930s to the new military technology of the day to the battle itself.

Michael Korda is the author of such books as Ike, Horse People, and Ulysses S. Grant. His latest book is With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain.

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February 2009
Audio
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
February 17th, 2009
1 hour and 2 minutes
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.

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February 2009
Audio
Lincoln's Constitution
February 5th, 2009
1 hour and 3 minutes
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.

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December 2008
Audio
Samuel Adams: A Life
December 3rd, 2008
1 hour and 2 minutes
Ira Stoll

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When Americans think of the founding fathers, one man is consistently overlooked by historians and the general public: Samuel Adams. Adams, "the patriarch of liberty," as Jefferson called him, was critical to independence. He was responsible for planning and instigating the Boston Tea Party; he successfully demanded the withdrawal of British troops from Boston after the Boston Massacre; he signed the Declaration of Independence; and he was a pivotal swing vote in favor of ratifying the Constitution. In this program, Ira Stoll restores this riveting figure to his rightful place in history.

Ira Stoll is vice president and managing editor of The New York Sun, which he helped to found. He has been a consultant to the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, managing editor and Washington correspondent for the Forward, and a reporter for The Los Angeles Times.

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November 2008
Audio
Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861
November 25th, 2008
56 min 25 sec
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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