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" - October 2013

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"Document of the Month" - September 2013

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Scholar’s Blog - Brooks D. Simpson

SEPTEMBER 19–20: THE BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA: MISSED OPPORTUNITY In June 1863 the Union Army of the Cumberland under William S. Rosecrans commenced a skillful campaign of maneuver. In just over twelve weeks it drove the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Braxton Bragg out of its namesake state and into northern Georgia. Jefferson Davis compelled Robert E. Lee to detach two divisions from the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of James Longstreet and send them to reinforce Bragg in anticipation of a counterstrike.
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Respected General turns traitor, 1780

Benedict Arnold, whose name is now synonymous with the word "traitor," was once a well-respected American officer responsible for key victories at Fort Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Fort Stanwix, and Saratoga. Arnold’s contemporaries were shocked when his plot to surrender West Point to the British was discovered in September 1780. Historical records indicate that Arnold’s betrayal had begun in the spring of 1779 when he handed over military intelligence to the British.
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"Document of the Month" - August 2013

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Scholar’s Blog - Brooks D. Simpson

JULY 1–3, 1863: THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
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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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