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.
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.
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.
The 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Presented on C-SPAN
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.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Historical Society Partnership Funds Scholarship
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.