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On Wednesday, April 25, the Museum and Library will open at 2 pm. For a full list of gallery closures, click here.

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 library. These files can easily be downloaded and played on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.

November 2017
Audio
The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
November 14th, 2017
Manisha Sinha, Eric Foner (moderator)

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Historians Manisha Sinha and Eric Foner discuss the roots of the abolition movement from the Revolutionary era through the passage of the 13th Amendment.

Duration: 56:05

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November 2017
Audio
George Washington and the Battle for the Nation's Capital
November 9th, 2017
Richard Brookhiser, Dale Gregory (moderator)

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Historian Richard Brookhiser, in conversation with New-York Historical’s Vice President for Public Programs, Dale Gregory, discusses George Washington’s 1777 fight to save the Americans’ seat of government in Philadelphia.

Duration: 56:59

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November 2017
Audio
Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom
November 6th, 2017
Russell Shorto

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Historian Russell Shorto, author of Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom, uncovers the diverse stories of six historical figures on the eve of the American Revolution—a Native American warrior, a British aristocrat, a woman, a slave, a laborer, and George Washington himself.

Duration: 56:02

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October 2017
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Sex and the Constitution from America's Origins to the 21st Century
October 21st, 2017
Geoffrey R. Stone, Amy Adler (moderator)

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Legal scholars Geoffrey R. Stone and Amy Adler discuss Stone’s book Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century and tackle Constitutional issues including obscenity, abortion, and gay rights.

Duration: 01:23:46

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October 2017
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Civil Wars: From Ancient Rome to the Modern Middle East
October 19th, 2017
David Armitage

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Historian David Armitage uncovers the meaning of the term “civil war” from Ancient Rome to the present day.

Duration: 56:02

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