The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

Speaker: 
James Oakes
Edna Greene Medford
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 18:30
Thu, June 5th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Harold Holzer is no longer able to participate in this program.

 

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Many pre-Civil War antislavery proponents advocated for peaceful abolition: if slave states were surrounded by free states, mass numbers of slaves would be compelled to escape, the Southern economy would be undermined, and voluntary state abolition would be imminent.

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$30
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$18
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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Underground Railroad

Sun, 09/15/2013 - 11:30
Sun, September 15th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Unspoken by Henry Cole

When a young girl finds an escaped slave in her family’s barn, she must make a difficult choice. Examine this wordless story closely in order to discover what she decides.

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

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Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877

Speaker: 
Brenda Wineapple
Wed, 08/07/2013 - 19:00
Wed, August 7th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

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In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

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Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man

Speaker: 
Walter Stahr
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 18:30
Tue, March 19th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

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William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century: progressive governor of New York, outspoken federal senator, secretary of state during the Civil War and its aftermath, and a target of the assassins who killed Lincoln. Join us for an illuminating conversation about a complex and pivotal figure, Lincoln’s closest friend and adviser, and an early architect of America’s empire.

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$30
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$18
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The Thirteenth Amendment

February 01, 2012
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April 30, 2012

Negro Life at the South

Exhibitions: 
Highlight: 
Not promoted
Title:
Negro Life at the South
Date: 
1859
Medium: 
Oil on linen
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection
Object Number: 
S-225
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

American and Haitian Revolutions and the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Speaker: 
David Brion Davis
Peter P. Hinks
Richard J. M. Blackett
David W. Blight (moderator)
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 18:30
Thu, November 17th, 2011 | 6:30 pm

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The late 18th and early 19th centuries were a time of upheaval and revolution. In conjunction with the new exhibition, Revolution!, historians examine the tumultuous 30-year period which saw the American and Haitian Revolutions and the end of the transatlantic slave trade to the U.S. and the British colonies. How were these events related and what forces combined to effect so much social change in such a short span?

Price: 
$24
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$12
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American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

Speaker: 
David W. Blight
Drew Gilpin Faust (moderator)
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 18:30
Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | 7:30 pm

Event details

This program transports us to the 1963 centennial celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to explore how Americans made sense of the suffering, loss and liberation that had wracked the United States a century earlier. David W. Blight and Drew Gilpin Faust discuss how four of America’s most incisive writers—including Robert Penn Warren, a white southerner who recanted his support for segregation, and James Baldwin, the searing African-American essayist and activist—explored the gulf between remembrance and reality.

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$24
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$12
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http://www.nyhistory.org/node/62883
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