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.

November 2011
Audio
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States
November 29th, 2011
1 hour and 58 seconds
Gordon S. Wood
Richard Brookhiser

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Gordon S. Wood, in conversation with Richard Brookhiser, reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the Revolution remains so essential.

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November 2011
Audio
A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia
November 28th, 2011
1 hour and 12 minutes
Aaron L. Friedberg

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Aaron L. Friedberg discusses how the 21st century will be shaped by the relationship between China and the United States, the strategies each is employing to achieve its goals, and the escalating Sino-American struggle for geopolitical predominance.

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November 2011
Audio
American and Haitian Revolutions and the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade
November 17th, 2011
45 min 5 sec
David Brion Davis
Peter P. Hinks
Richard J. M. Blackett
David W. Blight

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In conjunction with the 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.

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November 2011
Audio
Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson
November 16th, 2011
51 minutes 10 seconds
Susan Hertog

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Author Susan Hertog discusses her new biography of two smart, self-made women who lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the 20th century: Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West.

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October 2011
Audio
James Madison
October 25th, 2011
1 hour 44 seconds
Richard Brookhiser
Benno Schmidt (moderator)

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Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans’ fledgling liberty.

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