An Evening with Annie Leibovitz

Speaker: 
Annie Leibovitz
Tue, February 10th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Great Battles of the Civil War: Fredericksburg

Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Mon, February 9th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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It was a “slaughter pen,” Robert E. Lee remarked about his repulse of the Union attack on the heights above Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862. Indeed, the Union defeat nearly changed history. Robert E. Lee’s successful defense of Fredericksburg crushed Union morale, humiliated federal commander Ambrose Burnside, almost upended plans for Emancipation—and undoubtedly prolonged the bloody Civil War. Three experts on this neglected battle re-imagine its power and impact.

The China Trade in Early America

Speaker: 
William R. Sargent
Tue, February 3rd, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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On a quarter-mile strip of land in the bustling city of Canton, China, merchants from China and the Eastern seaboard of America conducted trade from 1784 to the Opium Wars of the 1840s. One of the Chinese merchants was Houqua, considered the wealthiest man in the world when he died, and long a favorite of American merchants. Life and commerce and the personalities involved—both East and West—will be explored through the Chinese export art that recorded this moment in history.

Program support provided in memory of Mary Mayer Tanenbaum.

Foreign Policy with David Sanger and Richard Haass

Speaker: 
David E. Sanger
Richard N. Haass (moderator)
Mon, February 2nd, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Two renowned foreign policy experts return to New-York Historical to discuss the nation’s complicated involvement in contemporary world affairs and the major issues the president and other world leaders are currently tackling.

The Celestials

Speaker: 
Karen Shepard
Wed, January 28th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

This program has been canceled due to inclement weather conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter

Speaker: 
Randall Balmer
Tue, January 27th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

This program has been canceled due to inclement weather conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience.Thank you very much for your interest in and support of New-York Historical Society's Public Programs.

 

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Speaker: 
Eric Foner
Randall Kennedy (moderator)
Wed, January 21st, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Between 1830 and 1860, Underground Railroad operatives in New York City helped more than 3,000 fugitive slaves reach freedom at the hands of three unsung historical figures: Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, a furniture polisher; and Charles B. Ray, a black minister. Distinguished scholars shed new light on the Underground Railroad, elevating it from folklore to sweeping history.

From China to America with Lisa See

Speaker: 
Lisa See
Sat, January 17th, 2015 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

A descendant of Fong See—a Chinese immigrant who overcame adversity and became the godfather of Los Angeles’s Chinatown—author Lisa See draws inspiration from her heritage and provides a vivid portrait of Chinese culture and American idealism in her writing. In an intimate talk, she discusses her work and shares her family’s unique journey to attain the “American Dream.”

Presidential Leaders: Theodore Roosevelt

Speaker: 
Douglas Brinkley
Wed, January 14th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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As the youngest person in United States history to assume the presidency, Theodore Roosevelt hit the ground running, infusing the nation’s highest office with vigor and purpose. Whether it was protecting the nation’s natural resources or boldly guiding the country onto the world stage, Roosevelt attacked issues head on, his penchant for action at times concealing his brilliant tactical mind. An accomplished Roosevelt historian sheds light on this visionary leader.

The White House: Hillary Clinton

Speaker: 
Jonathan Alter
Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Sean Wilentz
Kati Marton (moderator)
Tue, January 13th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Since serving as First Lady, Hillary Clinton has forged a formidable political career that has taken her from the chambers of the U.S. Senate to the head of the Department of State. Experts explore the triumphs and tribulations that have shaped her legacy thus far and consider what is on the horizon for one of the world’s most powerful women.

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