Author Colin Calloway Wins 2019 George Washington Prize 

Author and historian Colin Calloway has won the coveted George Washington Prize, including an award of $50,000, for his new book, The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation (Oxford). One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, now in its fourteenth year, the George Washington Prize honors its namesake by recognizing the year’s best new books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience. 

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Gilder Lehrman Interns Explore Campaigns for and against Impeachment of Richard Nixon

Today, the many ways Americans can easily voice our political opinions can make it hard to imagine a time when there were no such instantaneous options. Signing an online petition, posting an article to Facebook, or sharing a hashtag on Twitter can be done anywhere and in a matter of seconds. However, in decades past, Americans found other efficient and powerful means of communicating their opinions, not too different from the methods we use today.
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Five Lessons for Frederick Douglass’s Fifth of July Speech

Frederick Douglass, who had escaped slavery in 1838, delivered an address commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to
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The Declaration of Independence of Peter Timothy: Printer, Prisoner, and Patriot

Every Independence Day, amidst the barbeques and fireworks, millions of Americans recall the start of our nation and the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence who declared the freedom of the thirteen colonies from British rule.
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Add Your Own Post to These Excellent #mygli25 Teacher Posts!

Teachers, students, administrators, scholars, history buffs! We would love to hear your story! In honor of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s 25th Anniversary, we are gathering as many GLI tales as we can and then sharing them on gilderlehrman.org. Simply record and post up to a 30-second video on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #MyGLI25 and we’ll do the rest. Here are some excellent examples we’ve seen on Twitter recently.
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Fall 2019 Registration Now Open for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for the Fall 2019 courses is now open for the online Master of Arts in American History for K–12 teachers affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. The online program offers a unique and affordable opportunity for educators to work with two dynamic and eminent institutions dedicated to lifelong learning and career preparedness.
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Students at Affiliate School Stuyvesant High School Win First Place in National History Day Contest

On Thursday, June 13, National History Day (NHD) presented the awards for the national finals of the 2019 National History Day Contest. More than half a million students entered the competition last year, and 3,000 of them advanced through the local, state, and affiliate rounds to earn their place in the National Contest held at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Recent Press Mentions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in Philanthropy Magazine

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Richard Gilder (left) and Lewis Lehrman (right) speak with students at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy.The July 2018 issue of

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The Hamilton Education Program in Education Dive

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In an article published today on Education Dive, Urban Assembly Media High School student Yadry Monsanto discusses her Hamilton Education Program experience on April 25, 2018: 

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Lewis E. Lehrman's Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

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We are pleased to announce the latest publication by Lewis E. Lehrman, the co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, a renowned historian, and a National Humanities Medal winner. Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War, provides a new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival. In the first book-length comparison of these two renowned war leaders, Mr.

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