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Inside the Vault: 1836 Texas Declaration of Independence
Join us on September 1, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 to 5:00 p.m. PT) when our curators will discuss the 1836 Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico with Professor H. W. Brands of the University of Texas at Austin. Like the United States’ Declaration of Independence, this document contains a list of grievances against the government and focuses on the rights of citizens to “life” and “liberty” but with an emphasis on the “property of the citizen.” We will learn about the creation and background of the Declaration…
The Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History is for K–12 educators (including district supervisors, librarians, museum professionals, and National Park Service employees) who are affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Visit the MA Program FAQs for more information on eligibility.
Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman applications for the 2022–2023 academic year are now open. Registration for Fall 2022 courses will begin July 9, 2022, and will remain open until September 28, 2022.
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Self-Paced Course $39.99
Self-Paced Courses offer graduate-level online instruction in American history by eminent historians. Courses are available to watch or listen to on your own time and at your own pace, with no deadlines or expiration dates.
Courses can also be used by educators to obtain professional development credit, with…
Gilder Lehrman Self-Paced Courses offer graduate-level instruction in American history led by the nation’s top historians.
We are pleased to announce that the addition of Alan Taylor’s American Colonies course now brings us to 50 Self-Paced Courses!
Award-winning historian Alan Taylor examines Spanish, French, Dutch, and British encounters with Native peoples of North America during the initial centuries of colonization: 1492–1800.
American Colonies combines the “Atlantic” approach to early America with a “continental” approach that accords dynamism and agency to…
The Gilder Lehrman Institute, along with millions of readers, educators, and history enthusiasts around the world, mourns the passing of David McCullough.
David McCullough was widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history” and “a matchless writer.” He was twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize and twice winner of the National Book Award, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute was fortunate to have a rich and longstanding relationship with David McCullough. This includes numerous book talks he gave and…