Frederick Douglass from Slavery to Freedom: The Journey to New York City

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Take a Teacher’s Tour of the Battle of Gettysburg

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09/2013

Historian Matthew Pinsker leads a teacher’s tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, highlighting key moments and individuals to illustrate the broad story of the battle, its implications for the Civil War, and its legacy in American history.

Watch the full tour below, or scroll down to study the battle through short segments.

 


 

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Past Courses

Understanding Lincoln

No one would have appreciated the power of online education more than Abraham Lincoln, one of the great self-made, lifelong learners in world history. This course, taught by Lincoln scholar and digital history pioneer Matthew Pinsker, aspires to create a learning experience that Lincoln himself would have embraced. We will focus our study on five popular characterizations applied to the sixteenth president during and after his life: the Railsplitter, Honest Abe, Father Abraham, the Great Emancipator, and Savior of the Union.

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New Haven, Conn. (July 25, 2012)— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the finalists for the Fourteenth Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American experience. Jointly sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, this annual prize of $25,000 recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition.

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June 28, 2012 Location: Providence, RI
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Providence, RI

Professor Jim Oakes will lead a teacher workshop on the abolition movement and the emancipation of slaves.

June 19 – 20, 2012 Location: Goshen, IN
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Goshen, IN

Professors John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd will lead a workshop for teachers on expansion, reform, disunion, and the Underground Railroad.

Paca, William (1740-1799) to George Washington

GLC #: GLC03937 Date: 21 February 1783 Object Type: Autograph letter

GETTYSBURG, PA (February 11, 2011)—A compelling and insightful book that explores Abraham Lincoln’s evolving ideas about the institution of slavery and the roles of African-Americans was chosen out of 106 top-notch submissions as the 2011 Lincoln Prize recipient.

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to Charles Calvert

Bradford, John (d. 1726) to Charles Calvert

GLC #: GLC07368 Date: 16 October 1725 Object Type: Autograph letter signed
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Paul Semmes to Emily Semmes, July 9, 1863. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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Paul Semmes to Emily Semmes, July 9, 1863. (GLC00458)