Announcing the 2021 David McCullough Essay Prize High School Winners

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 David McCullough Essay Prizes. Named for David McCullough—Pulitzer and National Book Award–winning historian and member of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Board of Trustees—and honoring his career telling America’s stories and examining its histories, this contest recognizes outstanding high school student research essays with cash prizes of up to $10,000. 2021 Contest Winners More than seventy rising 11th and 12th grade… Read more

New Self-Paced Course: The Great Depression and the New Deal

Professor Eric Rauchway, from the University of California, Davis, considers the causes and consequences of the economic slump of 1929–1933 with the economic recovery of 1933–1941 under the New Deal in an exciting new course offered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute as part of its Self-Paced Courses program. The Great Depression and the New Deal examines the scope and effects of the Great Depression, considering particularly how it placed democratic institutions in peril and contributed to the… Read more

Fall 2021 MA Program Newsletter

This fall term marks the fourth year of the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program. During the past nine terms, we have offered 30 courses, admitted 1,500 students, and conferred 277 degrees––thanks to our cohort, faculty, and administrators. To highlight where we have been and where we are heading, we have created this MA Program newsletter. Published each term, it will keep you apprised of student and alumni accomplishments, upcoming courses, and Abraham Lincoln Scholarship… Read more

EduHam Online November Newsletter

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. Live Workshop with GLI Senior Education Fellows on November 15 Any teacher wondering how to get their students to create an EduHam piece can get expert… Read more

Staff Picks from the Gilder Lehrman Book Shop: Daniel and Nathaniel

This holiday season the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s staff is recommending their favorite books, which can be purchased from the Gilder Lehrman Book Shop. Over the next four weeks, we will feature GLI staff members explaining why they chose their books. This week, we feature veteran Education Department staffer Daniel Pecoraro and one of the newer members of the GLI team, Nathaniel Weisberg, Book Breaks and Program Coordinator. Daniel Pecoraro’s Picks Daniel Pecoraro is a Senior Program Manager… Read more

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