August Book Breaks and History Books for the Beach

Since the summer of 2020, Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks has featured the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books live with host William Roka followed by a Q&A with home audiences.

Upcoming books featured in August are reckonings with aspects of American history that were once pushed to its fringes, from the history of slavery to the treatment of Chinese railroad workers.

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Inside the Vault, July 29 and August 12: Immigration and Civil Rights

Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection is an online program that highlights unique primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection.
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2021 State History Teachers of the Year Announced

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to announce the 2021 State History Teachers of the Year.
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Announcing the Winners of the American History in 100 Documents Contest

We are pleased to share the winners of our inaugural American History in 100 Documents: An Innovative Curriculum Contest. Each of the ten winners received a $500 prize and a one-year subscription to American History: 1493–1945, the fully digitized Gilder Lehrman Collection.
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A More Perfect Union (AMPU) a Four-Year Success in Rural and Urban California

In September 2017, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History was the sole recipient of a grant from the US Department of Education to implement A More Perfect Union (AMPU), a professional development program for teachers designed to build history and civics knowledge and provide pedagogical strategies to take back to their classrooms. Significant to the grant and central to the program, AMPU sought to deliver quality, scholarly content that could prove repeatable in both physical workshops and through distance learning for participants in rural areas.
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July Book Breaks and History Books for the Beach

Since the summer of 2020, Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks has featured the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books live with host William Roka followed by a Q&A with home audiences. Upcoming books featured in July cover surprising aspects and brutal realities of familiar historical struggles of people through oppression and exclusion in the United States.
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The Declaration at 250 Initiative

We are proud to announce the launch of the “Declaration at 250” initiative at the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
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Recent Press Mentions

2021 State History Teachers of the Year in the News

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The NEA Town Courier reports on Arkansas History Teacher of the Year Kristy Brasfield of Blytheville High School New Tech. The New Haven Register features Connecticut History Teacher of the Year Nataliya Braginsky of the Metropolitan Business Academy.
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The 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Presented on C-SPAN

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On April 19, 2021 the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize ceremony was held as a virtual event to honor and celebrate both the 2020 and 2021 winners of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize: Elizabeth Varon, 2020 prizewinner for her book Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War, and David S. Reynolds, 2021 prizewinner for his book Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times. 
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Historical Society Partnership Funds Scholarship

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A new partnership between St. John Fisher College, the Rochester Historical Society, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History will create a scholarship for students interested in pursuing studies in history.
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