Teacher and Student Reunited through Pace–Gilder Lehrman American History MA

Their lives had taken different paths in the years since Bruno Morlan Villafuerte sat in Shannon Rosenfeld’s first AP Government class thirteen years ago, but these paths converged in 2020 through the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Shannon and her former student Bruno, now a high school teacher himself, recognized each other during a live Q&A session in their Spring 2020 American Immigration course taught by UT Austin professor Madeline Hsu in the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program.

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"Document of the Month" - December 2013

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Scholar’s Blog - Brooks D. Simpson

NOVEMBER 23–25, 1863: THE BATTLE OF CHATTANOOGA On the afternoon of November 25, 1863, Ulysses S. Grant stood on Orchard Knob east of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and pondered what to do next. It was just over a month since he had arrived at the town where the Army of the Cumberland, in the aftermath of its defeat at Chickamauga on September 20, found itself besieged by the victorious Army of Tennessee under the command of Braxton Bragg. Grant’s job was to break the siege and defeat the enemy.
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"Document of the Month" - November 2013

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Scholar’s Blog - Aaron Sheehan-Dean

OCTOBER 10 AND NOVEMBER 5, 1863: DAVIS TRIES TO RALLY CONFEDERATE MORALE
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Scholar’s Blog - Aaron Sheehan-Dean

OCTOBER 10 AND NOVEMBER 5, 1863: DAVIS TRIES TO RALLY CONFEDERATE MORALE
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Fredericksburg, Then and Now

by Elena Colón-Marrero, Christopher Newport University Class of 2014
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Daina Ramey Berry's "Lives of the Enslaved" Pace–Gilder Lehrman Online MA Course Featured in NBC News Article

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Daina Ramey Berry at the 2019 Frederick Douglass Book Prize AwardsIn a Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate article exploring “How to Transform Black History Education in Schools,” Daina Ramey Berry’s “Lives of the Enslaved,” a Pace–Gilder Lehrman Online MA in American History course, was featured prominently.

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The New York Times Remembers Richard Gilder

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Richard Gilder at the Frederick Douglass Book Prize Ceremony in 2011Sam Roberts wrote a comprehensive obituary for Richard Gilder on May 14, 2020, calling him “a billionaire investor and benefactor who was instrumental in revitalizing two neglected exemplars of American democracy — the study of American history and Central Park.”

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EduHam at Home Announced in a Washington Post Feature Article

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Student performers at an EduHam performance in San Francisco on March 4, 2020The Washington Post announced the EduHam at Home program on April 21, 2020, with a feature article by theater critic Peter Marks. Along with exploring the development of EduHam itself, the article highlights Gilder Lehrman Institute president James Basker’s explanation of how and why EduHam at Home works:

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