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.

June 2012
Audio
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
June 7th, 2012
59 minutes 30 seconds
Steve Coll
Kati Marton (moderator)

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In conversation with Kati Marton, Steve Coll sheds light on ExxonMobil and the larger-than-life characters who have contributed to its colossal story.

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May 2012
Audio
Lincoln and Davis: Commanders-in-Chief
May 31st, 2012
1 hour 7 minutes
James M. McPherson
William C. Davis
Harold Holzer (moderator)

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Renowned Civil War historians explore one of the great mysteries of American history: why the militarily experienced Jefferson Davis faltered while the untested Abraham Lincoln triumphed.

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May 2012
Audio
Freedom’s Forge: American Business and World War II
May 22nd, 2012
53 minutes 8 seconds
Arthur Herman

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In a special program presented at the ‘21’ Club, historian Arthur Herman discusses how two extraordinary businessmen propelled the Allies to victory in World War II by transforming America’s army into a global force and laying the foundation for a new industrial America.

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May 2012
Audio
The True Gold Standard
May 17th, 2012
1 hour 58 seconds
James Grant
Lewis E. Lehrman
Edward Chancellor (moderator)

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Three experts discuss the history of the Gold Standard and weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks that would come with its reinstatement.

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April 2012
Audio
When General Grant Expelled the Jews
April 18th, 2012
1 hour 8 minutes
Jonathan Sarna

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Jonathan Sarna discusses one of the most blatant incidents of officially sanctioned anti-Semitism in American history: General Ulysses S. Grant’s General Order Number 11 that expelled all Jews from his military districts.

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