1,457May 13, 2009
Book Discussion on The Peasant Prince
Alex Storozynski talked about his book The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution (Thomas Dunne Books; April 28, 2009). He recounted the life of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a ...
1,280Oct 15, 1996
Book Discussion on The Long Affair
Mr. O’Brien talked about his new book, The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800, published by the University of Chicago Press. He talked about ...
1,091Mar 15, 2011
John Jacob Astor and the Fur Trade
In the early nineteenth century, multi-millionaire businessman John Jacob Astor developed an expansive fur trade network across the United States. This trade system led to the founding of many ...
1,081Nov 10, 2011
Book Discussion on Conquered into Liberty
Eliot Cohen talked about the battles fought since the 1600s by the British, French, Americans, Canadians, and Indians along the 200 mile corridor between Albany and Montreal called “the Great ...
982Aug 8, 2009
Book Discussion on Eagles and Empire
David Clary talked about his book Eagles and Empire: The United States, Mexico, and the Struggle for a Continent (Bantam; July 28, 2009). In his book Mr. Clary presents a history of the ...
924Jun 4, 2012
USS Constitution Museum, Part 1
Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country. USS Constitution was launched in Boston in 1797 and named by President George Washington ...
880Nov 13, 2012
The Beginning of American Politics
Professor Douglas Bradburn of Binghamton University in New York contrasted British and American politics in the 18th century. He examined why Colonial America was unable to duplicate ...
859Apr 13, 2004
Book Discussion on Skeletons on the Zahara
Mr. King talked about his book, Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival, published by Little Brown and Company. The author told the true story of sea captain James Riley ...
854May 19, 2003
Book Discussion on John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy
Mr. Thomas discussed his biography, John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy, published by Simon and Schuster. Revolutionary War hero Jones was born in Scotland ...
830Feb 26, 2011
Daniel Hannan Remarks
Daniel Hannan spoke about his perceptions of American culture and democracy, as well as the lessons of the American Revolution. He portrayed the Revolution as a conservative movement and ...
824Jun 6, 2007
Book Discussion on Invading Mexico
Joseph Wheelan explores the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848. The author chronicles President James Polk’s desire to acquire California via war and the popular dissent that followed the ...
660Jul 21, 2009
George Washington, Commander In Chief
Lieutenant General Dave Palmer (Ret.), military historian and former superintendent of West Point, talked about George Washington’s role as the first presidential commander in ...
540Sep 27, 2007
Book Discussion on Almost a Miracle
John Ferling talked about his book Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence, published by Oxford University Press. In his book historian Ferling recounts the ...
532Jun 22, 1989
Book Discussion on Orders from France
Roger Kennedy talked about his book Orders From France: The Americans and the French in a Revolutionary World, 1780 - 1820 (University of Pennsylvania Press). In the book he examines the ways ...
494Jun 8, 2011
Book Discussion on John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail
Tim McGrath talked about his book John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail. Commodore John Barry has been known as “the father of the American Navy.” Mr. McGrath ...
435May 21, 2011
Book Discussion on American Uprising
Daniel Rasmussen talked about his book American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt (Harper). He responded to questions from members of the audience.
429Jun 4, 2012
USS Constitution Museum, Part 2
USS Constitution was launched in Boston in 1797 and gained fame during the War of 1812, defeating British warships in three sea battles and earning the nickname “Old Ironsides.” American ...
414Sep 1, 2010
World Trade Center Ship
The head curator of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory showed where conservators are studying and working to preserve the remains of an 18th century ship discovered July 2010 at the ...
311May 3, 2007
Queen Elizabeth II Remarks
Queen Elizabeth II addressed a special joint session of the Virginia General Assembly, which traces its origins to the House of Burgesses at Jamestown in 1619. She spoke about ties between the U.S. ...
309May 29, 2008
Book Discussion on If by Sea
George Daughn talked about his book If by Sea: The Forging of the American Navy, from the Revolution to the War of 1812. He contended that several Founding Fathers rejected the creation of a ...
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