Required Readings

The list of books below will be provided to participants at no cost prior to the institute.

  • Denver Brunsman and George Goethals, Leading Change: George Washington and Establishing the Presidency (George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 2017)
  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Teaching with Documents: Colonial America to Reconstruction (2018)
  • Clint Smith, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery across America (Little, Brown and Co., 2021)
  • Colin Woodard, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America (Penguin, 2011)