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Lincoln's Second Inaugural: The Story of a Presidential Masterpiece

Event date: 
February 12th, 2020
Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
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Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer surveys the 16th president’s majestic second “malice toward none” inaugural address, given at the close of the Civil War and just weeks before his assassination.

Duration: 51:20

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Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Emancipation

Event date: 
January 11th, 2020
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Speaker: 
David W. Blight
Edna Greene Medford
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Experts David W. Blight, Edna Greene Medford, and Harold Holzer discuss how Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln contributed to the cause of Black freedom.

Duration: 1:20:51

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The Mark of Robert Moses

Event date: 
January 14th, 2009
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Speaker: 
Robert A. Caro
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Robert A. Caro discusses the life and legacy of New York City’s infamous ‘master builder’ after a brief introduction by New-York Historical Society Board of Trustee’s Chair Emeritus Roger Hertog.

Duration: 53:34

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Churchill and the Jews

Event date: 
January 14th, 2020
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Speaker: 
Andrew Roberts
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Winston Churchill, unlike many of his age, class, and background in England, was a lifelong philo-Semite. He was a Zionist who admired them, defended them, and recognized them as giving Western Civilization its ethics. Andrew Roberts investigates the relationship between Churchill and the Jews.

Duration: 52:54

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The Civil War Battle for New Orleans

Event date: 
December 17th, 2019
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Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Historians John F. Marszalek, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer discuss the Civil War battle for New Orleans.

Duration: 55:33

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Fillmore East and the Popular Culture Revolution in New York City

Event date: 
February 13th, 2020
Speaker: 
Jerry Pompili
Amalie Rothschild
Joshua White
Allan Arkush
Robert Greenfield (moderator)
David Graham (closing remarks)
Alex Graham (closing remarks)
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Award-winning writer Robert Greenfield discusses the life and legacy of the influential concert promoter and legendary music impresario Bill Graham with a panel of Graham's contemporaries and colleagues.

Duration: 59:02

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Inventive Founders: George Washington

Event date: 
December 12th, 2019
Duration: 
Speaker: 
Denver Brunsman
Carol Berkin (moderator)
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Historians Denver Brunsman and Carol Berkin discuss how George Washington’s character influenced his leadership and life in politics.

Duration: 57:14

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George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

Event date: 
November 20th, 2019
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Speaker: 
David L. Roll
David H. Petraeus (moderator)
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David L. Roll, in conversation with Gen. (Ret) David Petraeus, discusses the life and legacy of soldier and statesman George Marshall.

Duration: 58:52

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Brown v. Board of Education at 65

Event date: 
December 11th, 2019
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Speaker: 
Randall Kennedy
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Professor Randall Kennedy discusses the successes, failures, and legacy of the cornerstone Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education on it’s 65th anniversary.

Duration: 1:00:32

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FDR and Pearl Harbor: The Road to War

Event date: 
December 7th, 2019
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Speaker: 
John H. Maurer
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Military historian John H. Maurer discusses President Roosevelt’s reaction to Pearl Harbor and the lead up to the American entrance into World War II.

Duration: 1:25:32

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