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The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies

Jonathan Alter
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 19:00
Wed, July 17th, 2013 | 7:00 pm


In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

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Sunday Story Hour: Elizabeth Leads the Way

Free with Museum admission

Sun, 03/04/2012 - 11:30
Sun, March 4th, 2012 |
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn about one woman who stood up for what she believed in and paved the way for women voters.


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The broadside collection spans the late-17th through the 21st centuries, and includes advertisements for products, services and entertainments; notices of property sales; transcriptions of public speeches; campaign announcements; calls to arms; warnings about epidemics; song lyrics and poetry. Through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, all 18,000 broadsides are catalogued in the Library’s online catalog.


Post Elections: The Great Divide

Beverly Gage
Akhil Reed Amar
Jonathan Alter
Christopher Caldwell
Lesley Stahl
Thu, 04/28/2011 - 18:30
Thu, April 28th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

When Barack Obama was elected President, people across the globe anticipated the coming of a new age of American liberalism and bipartisanship. Yet two years after his inauguration, the nation is experiencing a conservative resurgence of dramatic proportions. With Republicans consistently opposing the president’s main platforms and Democrats accusing the president of being too conceding, political disharmony is crippling the legislative process.

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If Elected: The Game of American Politics

July 04, 2008
January 11, 2009
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