Announcing the Fall 2021 Issue of History Now

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce that the Fall 2021 issue of History Now, The Declaration of Independence and the Origins of Self-Determination in the Modern World, is now available. From Liberia to India, from New Zealand to Vietnam, the notion that a people can cut the ties to those who rule them and form their own independent nation has been a driving force in world history. The new History Now issue explores the successes and failures of several of these efforts and the… Read more

How Did We Get Here?: American Indian Experiences in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to launch the 2021-2022 How Did We Get Here? professional development series, which provides teachers with ready-made, classroom-friendly resources on topics in American history that are front-and-center in current events, such as the Great Migration, US foreign policy from before World War I to now, and the experiences of American Indians, Asian Americans, Latino and Latina Americans, and the LGBTQ community. American Indian Experiences in American… Read more

Announcing the Winners of the Ham4Progress Award for Educational Advancement

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has been proud to partner with Hamilton on the Ham4Progress Award for Educational Advancement. Ham4Progress supports college-bound high school students from communities that directly experience the consequences of injustice and discrimination. It was open to students enrolled in grade 11 in the 2020-2021 school year at a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School in the 50 United States and District of Columbia. In their applications students provided a… Read more

Alexander Mikaberidze Wins the Gilder Lehrman Military History Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is pleased to announce that Alexander Mikaberidze has been awarded the eighth annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History (Oxford University Press). The $50,000 prize is bestowed in recognition of the best book in the field of military history published in English during the previous calendar year. A virtual program celebrating the winner and the shortlisted authors will take place on Thursday,… Read more

EduHam Online October Newsletter: The Battle of Yorktown

Welcome to the official newsletter for the Hamilton Education Program Online, the program whose goal is to help students in grades 6–12 see the relevance of the Founding Era by using primary sources to create a performance piece (e.g., a song, rap, poem, or scene) following the model used by Lin-Manuel Miranda to create the musical HAMILTON. Battle of Yorktown, the decisive battle of the American Revolutionary War, took place in October 1781. George Washington's army, with help from the French… Read more

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