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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Sing Along with the Lincoln Campaign Songster and Other Election Songbooks

Fifty-seven items from the Gilder Lehrman Collection will be on loan at the Gettysburg National Military Park for an exhibition about American democracy. Among these items are three presidential candidate songbooks from 1856 to 1880 that shed unique light on the concerns, obsessions, and political maneuverings in the lead-up to nineteenth-century elections. Fremont Songs for the People
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Washington and Lee University Professor Lucas Morel’s “Race and Rights in America” Available as a Self-Paced Course

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is now offering three new Self-Paced Courses with distinguished professors Carol Berkin, Lucas Morel, and Michael Neiberg, perfect for summer professional development and general interest. Each course, composed of twelve lectures, was originally presented as part of the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program and is now available at the History Shop.
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Celebrate 25 Years with GLI and Send Us Your #MyGLI25 Story

Send Us Your #MyGLI25 Story! Are you a teacher, student, administrator, scholar, or history buff who has benefited from or been involved in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History? Be it through gaining new knowledge or finding new opportunities for professional development or personal growth, how has GLI been a part of your life? 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.
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CUNY Professor Carol Berkin’s “Women in the American Revolution” Available as a Self-Paced Course

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is now offering three new Self-Paced Courses with distinguished professors Carol Berkin, Lucas Morel, and Michael Neiberg, perfect for summer professional development and general interest. Each course, composed of twelve lectures, was originally presented as part of the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program. WOMEN IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION with Professor Carol Berkin
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Meet the 2019 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars

Since 2012, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has recognized up to fifteen outstanding college students for excellence in American history or American studies as well as commitment to public service, leadership, and community involvement as Gilder Lehrman His
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Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

So many things could have gone wrong with the invasion of Normandy, but D-Day proved to be the beginning of the end of the war in Europe, as Germany faced a full-scale assault on two fronts with the full determination of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and the American, British, and Canadian military.
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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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