The Battle for New York: Rallying and Rioting, Tammany and Terrorism

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May 4th, 2017
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Barnet Schecter
John Strausbaugh
Richard Brookhiser (moderator)
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Experts illuminate New York City’s response to the national upheaval of the Civil War.

Duration: 1:02:33

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Churchill, Roosevelt & Company

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May 3rd, 2017
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Lewis E. Lehrman
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Explore the intimate history behind one of the most significant diplomatic endeavors of the 20th century: the alliance between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.

Duration: 1:00:15

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Dolley Madison and the White House

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April 26th, 2017
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Carol Berkin
Cokie Roberts
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Experts reveal the groundbreaking story of Dolley Madison’s influence on the American presidency and revolutionized the role of First Lady.

Duration: 1:02:38

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Sherman vs. Johnston: The Last Surrender

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April 18th, 2017
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John F. Marszalek
Craig L. Symonds
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Experts discuss the moment just three weeks after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox and two weeks after Booth killed Lincoln, when General Johnston surrendered the rest of the Confederate army to William Tecumseh Sherman.

Duration: 1:00:43

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Leaders in War: Admiral Lord Nelson

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April 12th, 2017
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Andrew Roberts
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Historian Andrew Roberts explores the life and leadership of Admiral Lord Nelson, arguably Britain’s greatest naval hero and the victor of many battles against Napoleonic France.

Duration: 48:34

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The Great War, the Russian Revolution, and the Birth of the Modern Age

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April 8th, 2017
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Jeremy Black
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Historian Jeremy Black illuminates the world leaders who reshaped the global landscape and reveals how the Great War ushered in the birth of the modern age.

Duration: 1:24:20

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The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution

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April 4th, 2017
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Michael Klarman
Benno Schmidt (moderator)
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The Founding Fathers’ crowning accomplishment—the Constitution—is revered today as the touchstone of our democracy. Less widely known, however, is the extent to which the process of ratification represented a tumultuous and precarious battle between rivaling interests.

Duration: 1:01:11

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The Battles of Bull Run

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March 29th, 2017
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John F. Marszalek
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Acclaimed historians of the era discuss these consequential battles of the Civil War.

Duration: 1:03:42

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The Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society

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March 27th, 2017
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Peter Cozzens
Andrew Roberts (moderator)
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Celebrated historian Andrew Roberts moderates this special program featuring the winner of the 2016 Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society, Peter Cozzens, author of The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West.

Duration: 1:03:02

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The Future of Espionage

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March 16th, 2017
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Philip C. Bobbitt
Stephen B. Slick
Samuel J. Rascoff (moderator)
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Examining the ability of intelligence agencies to adapt and respond to new challenges, experts discuss the future of our national security institutions.

Duration: 59:54

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