Black History Month Resources

In celebration of Black History Month, the Gilder Lehrman Institute highlights resources for studying Black history in America through curated groupings of documents and accompanying materials. Frederick Douglass Resources The Gilder Lehrman Institute is fortunate to have several original Frederick Douglass documents in its Collection and has amassed many scholarly responses to the life and work of the escaped enslaved man turned abolitionist leader. See this Frederick Douglass Resources page… Read more

2023 Summer Professional Development from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

Registration for Summer 2023 PD is now open! The Gilder Lehrman Institute is offering multiple in-person and online American history programs for educators on a wide range of topics presented by award-winning scholars. Click here to learn more about all our Summer 2023 PD programs. 2023 Summer Professional Development Offerings ​ The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to return to Gettysburg College for our second annual Teacher Symposium from July 16 to July 19. The Symposium will feature… Read more

Career Advancement Stories from the MA in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Gettysburg College offer an affordable, fully online master’s degree program—led by renowned, award-winning historians—that brings together the leading non-profit American history organization and one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges Teachers who have enrolled in the Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History have seen their careers advance significantly—whether in their existing roles, in transitioning into… Read more

Announcing the 2023 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Finalists

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize: Elizabeth D. Leonard, Benjamin Franklin Butler: A Noisy, Fearless Life (University of North Carolina Press) Roger Lowenstein, Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War (Penguin Press) Jon Meacham, And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle (Random House) Rita Roberts, I Can’t Wait to Call You My Wife: African… Read more

Book Breaks in February: Unveiling Memories of Liberty and Justice

Since 2020, Book Breaks has featured renowned historians and authors discussing their new or otherwise cornerstone publications live with Book Breaks hosts and participating in Q&A sessions with home audiences. February 5 - R. Isabela Morales on Happy Dreams of Liberty An American Family in Slavery and Freedom When Samuel Townsend died in 1856, he had done little to distinguish himself from other members of the South's elite slaveholding class. But Townsend made a name for himself in death… Read more