Filter by

Massachusetts Historical Society

Videos

Sorted by Most Recent Airing
Showing 1 - 20 of 29 Show 29
  • Charity Efforts for the Irish Great Famine
    Last Aired

    Charity Efforts for the Irish Great Famine

    Historians talked about the Great Famine in Ireland during the mid-19th century and how people across the globe, from Boston to Istanbul, contributed to relief efforts. They focused on the…

    238 views
  • Stephen Kinzer Discusses emThe True Flagem
    Last Aired

    The True Flag

    Stephen Kinzer talked about his book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, in which he recounts the public debate over American foreign policy at the…

    792 views
  • emWar of Twoem
    Last Aired

    War of Two

    John Sedgwick talked about his book War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation, in which he examines the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Vice…

    1,146 views
  • Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Ferebee
    Last Aired

    Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Ferebee

    Judge Diane Kiesel talked about the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Dorothy Ferebee. As an obstetrician and gynecologist at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., Ms.…

    184 views
  • emThe Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adamsem
    Last Aired

    The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams

    Phyllis Lee Levin talked about her book, The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams, about the formative years of America’s sixth president. In her book, the author examines the beginnings of…

    668 views
  • Discussion on Correspondence Between John Adams and his Family
    Last Aired

    Adams Family Correspondence

    Panelists talked about the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and their son John Quincy Adams and his wife, Louisa. This panel took place at an event marking John and Abigail…

    260 views
  • Discussion on the Marriage of John and Abigail Adams
    Last Aired

    Marriage of John and Abigail Adams

    Edith Gelles talked about the 54-year marriage between John and Abigail Adams. She said the couple’s letters are evidence of their strong and successful partnership. This program took place…

    479 views
  • Smallpox Inoculation in 18th Century New England
    Last Aired

    Smallpox Inoculation in 18th Century New England

    Professor Andrew Wehrman talked about smallpox in Revolutionary era America and the campaign to inoculate colonists, which was promoted by political leaders like John Adams. Adams, his wife…

    312 views
  • emUnruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitutionem
    Last Aired

    Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution

    Historian Woody Holton talked about his book Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, published by Hill and Wang. He contends that the Constitution was drafted by a group of…

    1,485 views
  • emAbigail Adamsem
    Last Aired

    Abigail Adams

    Woody Holton talked about his biography Abigail Adams (Free Press; November 3, 2009). Mr. Holton focused on the first lady’s writings and reported that she championed the education of women…

    1,013 views
  • emMy Dearest Friend Letters of Abigail and John Adamsem
    Last Aired

    My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams

    John and Abigail Adams kept a written correspondence throughout their relationship that contained a commentary on the political landscape of the newly formed country. My Dearest Friend: Letters…

    561 views
  • emReading Obama Dreams Hope and the American Political Traditionem
    Last Aired

    Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition

    James Kloppenberg, chair of the history department at Harvard University, explores the philosophical, political, and historical studies of President Barack Obama. Mr. Kloppenberg examines how President…

    399 views
  • Remembering Charles Sumner
    Last Aired

    Remembering Charles Sumner

    A program was given to highlight the efforts and achievements of U.S. Senator Charles Sumner during the bicentennial year of his birth and the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. He was a prominent…

    452 views
  • emHis Excellency  George Washingtonem
    Last Aired

    His Excellency: George Washington

    Professor Ellis talks about his book His Excellency: George Washington, published by Knopf. The author explains Washington’s position on several issues, including expansion and slavery.…

    366 views
  • Jefferson Adams and Religion
    Last Aired

    Jefferson, Adams and Religion

    Scholars spoke about the various books and ideas that shaped the religious theology and philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. They focused on how various works by religious leaders, Enlightenment philosophers,…

    387 views
  • Jefferson Adams and Their Legacy
    Last Aired

    Jefferson, Adams and Their Legacy

    Panelists talked about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s friendship, legacies, and libraries. They also spoke about the social climate of the Founding Fathers. Following their prepared remarks, they answered…

    296 views
  • emThe National Parks Americas Best Ideaem
    Last Aired

    The National Parks: America's Best Idea

    Ken Burns talked about next film, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, which would premier on PBS in the fall of 2009. He discussed the people, ideas, circumstances, and events that led…

    180 views
  • The Place of the Past in American Life
    Last Aired

    The Place of the Past in American Life

    David Glassberg spoke about the historical significance of the battle at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, that opened the Revolutionary War. Professor Glassberg’s research concerns the history of popular…

    115 views
  • emJohn Adams  Party of Oneem
    Last Aired

    John Adams: Party of One

    James Grant talked about his book John Adams: Party of One, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He described John Adams as an independent-minded president. The book recounted his feuds…

    267 views
  • emThe Education of Henry Adamsem
    Last Aired

    The Education of Henry Adams

    Edward Chalfant and Conrad Wright talked about the book they co-edited, The Education of Henry Adams: A Centennial Version, published by the Massachusetts Historical Society. In 1907 Henry…

    217 views
  • Load 20 More