In Memory of Sean Enos-Robertson

Sean Enos-Robertson, a devoted teacher at Harlem Acadmey in New York City with close connections to the Gilder Lehrman Institute, passed away on November 29, 2018. Sean had been a Gilder Lehrman Master Teacher Fellow since 2014, following his participation in the “9/11 and American Memory” seminar with David Blight in 2013, the third seminar he attended as a participant.

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World War II Letters about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw ghetto uprising began on April 19, 1943 when the Nazis tried to transport the remaining ghetto population to forced-labor centers and concentration camps. By May 16, 1943, the Germans had killed more than 7,000 Jews and deported almost 50,000 to the camps. A year later, in May 1944, Sylvia Weiner, a social worker in New York City, saw the film None Shall Escape. Although it was produced during World War II, the film is set in a post-war era and tells the story of a Nazi officer on trial for war crimes.
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New Spotlight on a Constitutional Street Brawl

This month, the Institute is spotlighting a newspaper article describing a violent street brawl between Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The New York State ratifying convention began on June 16, 1788. In July 1788, Federalists marched through Albany, New York, and were blocked by a group of anti-Federalists. According to this newspaper report, “a general battle took place, with swords, bayonets, clubs, stones, &c.
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New from the Gilder Lehrman Collection: Fight the Red Menace

As part of our initiative to expand our twentieth-century holdings, the Gilder Lehrman Institute recently acquired a set of anti-communist trading cards from the 1950s.
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Women’s History Month Resources

March is Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate the significant role women played in shaping American history. The Gilder Lehrman Institute has numerous essays, primary sources, lesson plans, videos, and more on American women’s history.
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2018 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Recipient Announced

The 2018 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize will be awarded to Edward Ayers for The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America (W.W. Norton and Company).  Ayers is President Emeritus of the University of Richmond where he is now the Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities. He will be recognized during an event hosted by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History at the Union League Club in New York City on Thursday, April 26.
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Frederick Douglass at 200

This February marks the 200-year anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s birth. In commemoration, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is featuring the great African American orator and abolitionist throughout the year. Activist for Equality: Frederick Douglass at 200, an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, celebrates his life, work, and, legacy through selected documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection.
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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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