3,009Mar 23, 2010
Book Discussion on Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
Jeff Shesol recalls Franklin Roosevelt’s confrontation with the U.S. Supreme Court over objections to vital elements of his New Deal legislation. In 1937 the president announced a plan ...
2,918Dec 4, 2012
Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1
Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3, 1863, ...
2,737Oct 2, 2008
James Madison and the Constitution
A panel discussion was held on James Madison and the U.S. Constitution. James Madison was a delegate to the Continental Congress, the Father of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, a ...
1,992Oct 5, 2010
Book Discussion on High Financier
Niall Ferguson talked about the life and influence of financier Siegmund Warburg, whose London-based bank, S.G. Warburg, played an important role in rebuilding post-WWII Europe.
This was a ...
1,816May 31, 2011
Justice Stephen Breyer Remarks on the Constitution
Through the analysis of past cases, including those concerning slavery, the Cherokee Indians, and detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Justice Stephen Breyer examined the history of the U.S. Supreme ...
1,808May 12, 2011
Book Discussion on Hearts Touched by Fire
Civil War historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and Stephen Sears recount the Battle of Antietam, which occurred in September 1862 in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The historians present their ...
1,677Apr 21, 2010
Dred Scott Case with Justice Breyer
Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about one of the most infamous Supreme Court verdicts in American history, the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sandford. The ruling that all ...
1,535May 31, 2012
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief
This week on The Civil War, a discussion about Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as opposing commanders-in-chief. Historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and William Davis talk about how ...
1,533Apr 4, 2000
Book Discussion on From Dawn to Decadence
Mr. Barzun talked with Mr. Schlesinger about his new book From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, published Harper Collins. The two addressed a number of ...
1,487Feb 19, 2009
Book Discussion on With Wings Like Eagles
Michael Korda talked about With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain (Harper; January 6, 2009). In the book he recounts the Battle of Britain that occurred during the summer ...
1,486May 17, 2012
History of the Gold Standard
Coming up next, a discussion on the history of the gold standard. Three panelists-including author Lewis Lehrman-debate the origins, benefits, and drawbacks of the system. They also ...
1,353Apr 18, 2012
Book Discussion on When General Grant Expelled the Jews
Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President Abraham ...
1,282May 8, 2013
Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 2
John Marszalek and James McPherson spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, focusing on the second and third days of the fighting. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863, ...
1,202Sep 18, 2012
Book Discussion on Winter of the World
Historical novelist Ken Follett spoke about the second book in his Century Trilogy focusing on American, English, German, Russian, and Welsh families as they traversed the social and ...
1,109Oct 23, 2008
Book Discussion on Champlain's Dream
David Hackett Fischer talked about his book Champlain’s Dream: The European Founding of North America (Simon and Schuster, 2008) and answered questions from the audience. In the ...
1,098Feb 18, 2010
New York City Underground Railroad
Graham Hodges talked about his book David Ruggles: A Radical Black Aboliitonist and the Underground Railroad in New York City (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). David Ruggles was the ...
1,016Oct 4, 2011
British Citizenry Role in the Civil War
Oxford historian Amanda Foreman talked about the many British citizens that fought on both sides of the American Civil War for a host of personal and political reasons. She was interviewed on ...
997Nov 1, 2005
Book Discussion on Complicity: How the North Profited from Slavery in America
Journalists Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank talked about the book they co-authored, Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery, published by Ballantine ...
962Oct 4, 2012
Book Discussion on War on the Waters
Historian James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Water: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, which presents a history of the use of naval forces by the Union and ...
949May 14, 2013
Book Discussion on The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution
Marcia Coyle spoke about the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts. She examined the Roberts Court, in its seventh year, through four decisions, which ranged from health care to gun ...
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