Past Courses

Gilder Lehrman Online Courses, led by eminent historians, have been running since Summer 2014. Several are now available online as Self-Paced Courses with professional development credits.

Past online courses include

  • African American History since Emancipation, led by Professor Peniel Joseph, LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department, The University of Texas at Austin
  • The Age of Jefferson, led by Professor Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor Emeritus, Corcoran Department of History, The University of Virginia, and Senior Research Fellow at Monticello
  • Alexander Hamilton’s America, with featured scholar Professor Carol Berkin, Baruch College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Amazing Grace: How Writers Helped End Slavery, led by Professor James G. Basker, Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History, Barnard College, Columbia University, and President, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • America in the Age of World Wars: World War I, with lead scholar Dr. Michael Neiberg, Chair in War Studies, Army War College
  • The American Civil War, led by Professor Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies, Gettysburg College
  • American Immigration History, led by Professor Vincent J. Cannato, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • American Indian History, featured scholar Professor Colin Calloway, Dartmouth College
  • Black Writers in American History, led by Professor John Stauffer, Harvard University
  • Colonial North America, led by Professor John Fea, Messiah College
  • Democracy in the Early Republic, led by Professor Andrew Roberts, Lehman College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Emancipation, led by Professor James Oakes, Distinguished Professor of History, The Graduate Center, City Univeristy of New York
  • The Era of Theodore Roosevelt, led by Professor Bruce Schulman, Boston University
  • Famous Trials in American History, led by Jack Ford, Lecturer, Yale University, and host of Metrofocus (PBS)
  • The Global Cold War, led by Professor Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Historiography and Historical Methods, with lectures by Gilder Lehrman Scholars
  • The Kennedy Presidency, led by Professor Barbara Perry, Senior Fellow and Co-Chair, Miller Center’s Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia
  • Lincoln and Leadership, with lead scholar Dr. Michael Burlingame, University of Illinois, Springfield
  • The Presidency, led by Professors Meg Jaccobs, Princeton University, and Julian Zelizer, Princeton University
  • Race and Rights in America, led by Professor Lucas Morel, Professor of Politics and Head of the Politics Department, Washington and Lee University
  • Revolutionary America, led by Professor Denver Brunsman, The George Washington University
  • The South in American History, led by Edward L. Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanties and President Emeritus, University of Richmond
  • State Histories: Big Questions in Small Places, with lead scholar Dr. Richard Loosbrock, Adams State University
  • The Supreme Court and the Constitution in the 20th Century, led by Professor Melvin I. Urofsky, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Understanding Lincoln, led by Professor Matthew Pinsker, Brian Pohanka Chair for Civil War History, Dickinson College
  • Women and Gender in 19th-Century America, led by Professor Stephanie McCurry, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Columbia University
  • Women and Politics in 20th-Century America, led by Professor Linda Gordon, New York University
  • Women in the American Revolution, led by Professor Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of American Colonial and Revolutionary History, CUNY Graduate Center Baruch College
  • The World at War, led by Professor Michael S. Neiberg, Chair of War Studies, US Army War College
  • World War II, led by Professor Michael Neiberg, Chair of War Studies and Professor of History in the Department of National Security and Strategy, US Army War College