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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 2011
Audio
Civil War at Sea
December 13th, 2011
1 hour and 2 minutes
James M. McPherson, Craig L. Symonds, Harold Holzer

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Three prize-winning historians discuss the often-neglected naval history of the American Civil War.

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December 2011
Audio
Civilization: The West and the Rest
December 8th, 2011
1 hour and 4 minutes
Niall Ferguson

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Niall Ferguson discusses his book, Civilization: The West and the Rest. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed?

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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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