Study Women in the American Revolution with Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor American Colonial and Revolutionary History, Baruch College, CUNY

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for Spring 2020 courses is now open for the online Master of Arts in American History Program for K–12 teachers affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. We highlight here one of the five courses offered in the coming semester.

Study Women in the American Revolution

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Watch Justice Sandra Day O'Connor’s Teacher Seminar on the Anniversary of Her Swearing In

On September 25, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female Supreme Court justice in the United States when she was sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger. She had been nominated by President Ronald Reagan, and she retired in 2006 after twenty-five years on the Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993, was the second woman to be sworn in as a Supreme Court justice. Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
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History Teacher of the Year Finalists Featured in the News

History Teacher of the Year Finalists and other state winners have enjoyed local and state press for their achievements. We will continue to highlight their success in the coming months as we celebrate our National History Teacher of the Year, Alysha Butler.
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2019 National History Teacher of the Year Alysha Butler in the News

The Gilder Lehrman Institute announced on September 10 that Alysha Butler, a history teacher at McKinley Technological High School in Washington, DC, has been named the 2019 National History Teacher of the Year. Since then, she has been the subject of several interviews and feature pieces in print and on radio and television. We bring to you three highlights from this week.
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Author Colin Calloway Wins 2019 George Washington Prize 

Author and historian Colin Calloway has won the coveted George Washington Prize, including an award of $50,000, for his new book, The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation (Oxford). One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, now in its fourteenth year, the George Washington Prize honors its namesake by recognizing the year’s best new books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience. 
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Celebrating Thomas Edison in the Collection on the Anniversary of His Lighting New York City

On September 4, 1882, the first electrical lighting in New York City signaled a new era of urban illumination. Pearl Street Station, the first central power station in the world, was operated by Thomas Alva Edison and the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of New York, which would later become Consolidated Edison, and it was from here the switch was flipped.
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Scholarships and Loans Available for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

There is still time to apply for fall courses in the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program.
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Recent Press Mentions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in Philanthropy Magazine

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Richard Gilder (left) and Lewis Lehrman (right) speak with students at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy.The July 2018 issue of

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The Hamilton Education Program in Education Dive

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In an article published today on Education Dive, Urban Assembly Media High School student Yadry Monsanto discusses her Hamilton Education Program experience on April 25, 2018: 

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Lewis E. Lehrman's Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

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We are pleased to announce the latest publication by Lewis E. Lehrman, the co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, a renowned historian, and a National Humanities Medal winner. Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War, provides a new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival. In the first book-length comparison of these two renowned war leaders, Mr.

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