The Cold War: Spring Issue of History Now Is Available

New York, NY (March 22, 2011)History Now examines the era of the Cold War in its newest issue, The Cold War, demonstrating the strands of ideology and the trajectories of American foreign policy. The twenty-seventh issue of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s quarterly online journal for history teachers and students features essays by leading scholars Malcolm Byrne, Elaine Tyler May, Elizabeth Edwards Spalding, Warren I. Cohen, Mark Atwood Lawrence, Jeremi Suri, and Michael Cox.

Beginning with the end of World War II, these essays explore the emergence of the United States as an international player; examine the landscape of the Cold War both domestically and abroad; and place current foreign policies in historical context. In addition, this issue supplies teachers with engaging materials to enhance understanding of Cold War history, such as “Documents from the Manhattan Project,” an interactive slideshow, as well as lesson plans and podcasts of lectures. 


Edited by celebrated historian Carol Berkin, History Now is an indispensable online journal for history teachers and students. Essays are accompanied by suggested print and online readings as well as links to primary resources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and archives throughout the nation, presented by Mary-Jo Kline, History Now’s archivist.

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History of American History is a nonprofit organization improving and enriching American history education through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation. In addition to offering History Now, Gilder Lehrman administers the State and National History Teacher of the Year Award; creates and works closely with history-focused schools; organizes summer seminars and development programs for teachers; produces print and digital publications and traveling exhibitions; hosts lectures by eminent historians; and offers national book prizes and fellowships for scholars to work in the Gilder Lehrman Collection as well as other renowned archives. Gilder Lehrman hosts www.gilderlehrman.org, serving as the gateway to American history online.

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