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.

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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November 2008
Audio
The Constitution and the Age of Terror
November 18th, 2008
55 min 2 seconds
Benno Schmidt
Philip C. Bobbitt

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Benno Schmidt and Philip C. Bobbitt talk about the spectre of terrorism in modern life and how it has affected the way we interpret the U.S. Constitution.

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October 2008
Audio
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
October 14th, 2008
53 minutes 59 seconds
Annette Gordon-Reed
Brent Staples

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This program tells the story of the Hemings family, whose close blood ties to the third president of America had been systematically expunged from history until very recently. Two speakers trace the Hemingses from their origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family's dispersal after Thomas Jefferson's death in 1826, bringing to life not only Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, but the entire family and their compelling saga.

Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of law at New York Law School and a professor of history at Rutgers University. She is the author of the groundbreaking Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy and The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Brent Staples is an editorial writer for The New York Times. His memoir, Parallel Time: Growing Up in Black and White, won the Anisfield Wolff Book Award.
 

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October 2008
Audio
James Madison and the Constitution
October 2nd, 2008
Joseph J. Ellis
Sean Wilentz
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. (moderator)

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Benno Schmidt moderates this program with historians Joseph J. Ellis and Sean Wilentz as they discuss James Madison's enormous, but often overlooked contributions in American history.

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