Summer 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.

The summer of 2021 covers a diverse set of books that make for probing discussions on the founding of the country, its constructed myths, and its brutal realities.

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Summer 2021 Registration Now Open for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for Summer 2021 courses is now open for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History.
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Black Lives in the Founding Era News: Week 1

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is excited to announce the new “Black Lives in the Founding Era” initiative. This project restores to view the lives and works of a wide array of African Americans in the period 1760 to 1800, and draws on our archive of historical documents and our network of scholars and master teachers.
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Hamilton Education Program Online March Newsletter

Welcome to the official newsletter for the Hamilton Education Program Online, the program whose goal is to help students in grades 6–12 see the relevance of the Founding Era by using primary sources to create a performance piece (e.g., a song, rap, poem, or scene) following the model used by Lin-Manuel Miranda to create the musical Hamilton
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Interview with Keisha Rembert about Hamilton Cast Read Alongs for History School

Hamilton Cast Read Alongs, a Gilder Lehrman History School program, features Hamilton cast members reading award-winning children’s books followed by a d
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Kevin Cline on GLI History School's "US Constitution: Looking Backward from 2021 to 1787"

Kevin Cline, who taught the Summer 2020 History School course “The United States, 1492–1865,” returns to History School this spring with “The US Constitution: Looking Backward from 2021 to 1787.” This course focuses on key aspects of the Constitution, the government it establishes, the freedoms
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2021 Teacher Seminar Registration Now Open

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Teacher Seminars offer K–12 educators the opportunity to work with the nation’s top American history professors and work in-depth with primary sources. This summer, we’re pleased to offer educators the opportunity to study with eminent historians in multiple seminars.
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Recent Press Mentions

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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Uproxx Story on EduHam Before and During the Time of COVID

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Associate Director of Education and Director, Hamilton Education Program Sasha Rolón Pereira is featured prominently in this story from Uproxx by Allison Sanchez on December 18, 2020.
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