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Civil War, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and More Highlight July 2014 Talks at the N-Y Historical Society

Civil War, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and More Highlight July 2014 Talks at the N-Y Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society has announced its July 2014 talks. Scroll down for details!

All programs are presented at the New-York Historical Society unless otherwise noted.

For tickets to Public Programs, call the New-York Historical Society's call center at (212) 485-9268 or visit Programs $34 (Members $20) unless otherwise noted.

Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including biography, Civil War history, politics, and more. These programs will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, check for the indoor location or contact New-York Historical's Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.

To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862

Wednesday, July 2, 7 pm

D. Scott Hartwig

The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single-day conflict in American history and the first major battle to take place on Union soil. Historian D. Scott Hartwig examines the tense build-up to this critical turning point in the Civil War, from the return of George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac through the Confederate invasion, the siege and capture of Harpers Ferry, and the day-long Battle of South Mountain.

Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7pm

John McKee Barr

Abraham Lincoln is among the most admired former presidents in the eyes of the American public, but to a dedicated minority he is reviled as a criminal who defied the Constitution and advanced federal power. Historian John McKee Barr surveys the broad array of criticisms-from both conservatives and liberals alike-that surrounded the nation's 16th president and how the legacy of "loathing Lincoln" persists to the present day.

Andrew Jackson, Southerner

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7 pm

Mark R. Cheathem

Historians have traditionally presented Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who struggled to overcome the obstacles of his backwoods upbringing to become the nation's 7th president. Mark R. Cheathem challenges these long-held views and examines how Jackson's ascension into Southern gentility influenced his rise as a military leader and propelled him onto the national political stage.

Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics

Wednesday, July 23, 7 pm

Michael Wolraich

At the turn of the 20th century, the Republican Party was in upheaval. A new breed of politicians vowed to overthrow the party leaders and purge Wall Street's corrupting influence from Washington. From Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft to "Fighting Bob" La Follette, author Michael Wolraich discusses the passionate leaders at the center of the political power struggle that gave rise to the Progressive Movement and defined modern American politics.

Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, July 30, 7 pm

Jonathan W. White

The Union army's overwhelming vote for Abraham Lincoln's reelection in 1864 has led many Civil War scholars to conclude that the soldiers supported the Republican Party and its effort to abolish slavery. However a considerable number of soldiers rejected the Republican platform and Lincoln's views on slavery, ultimately revising many commonly held assumptions about the Civil War and providing a deeper understanding of the Union Army.

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