Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

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
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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October 2011
Audio
A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War
October 4th, 2011
55 minutes 32 seconds
Amanda Foreman
Harold Holzer (moderator)

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Amanda Foreman, in conversation with Harold Holzer, takes the audience on a journey to the drawing rooms of London, the offices of Washington, and the front lines of a divided America to examine Great Britain’s integral role in the Civil War.

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May 2011
Audio
Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View
May 31st, 2011
56 min 56 sec
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

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Through the analysis of past cases, Associate United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer examines the Court’s role as guardian of the Constitution.

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