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"A Big New Biography Treats Frederick Douglass as Man, Not Myth" - New York Times review of GLC director David Blight's new book
October 17, 2018
Time has a way of sanding off the rough edges of historical memory, turning even the most convulsive, contentious lives into opportunities for national triumphalism and self-...
Screen grab of Defend Democracy in Brazil's petition
October 15, 2018
Isadora Moura Mota Assistant Professor of History, University of Miami; Visiting Assistant Professor, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and...
Slavery and Its Legacies Podcast Episode - Janie Chuang and Joel Quirk on the Impacts of Terminology in the Modern Anti-trafficking Movement
October 15, 2018
Janie Chuang , Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law and Joel Quirk, a Professor of Politics at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa join GLC’s...
The Wall Street Journal Book Review of GLC Director David Blight's newest book “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”
October 12, 2018
The October 11th,  2018 issue of The Wall Street Journal features a book review of GLC Director David Blight’s newest book “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”. Read the...
October 10, 2018
The October 15th,  2018 issue of The New Yorker magazine features a book review of GLC Director David Blight’s newest book “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”....
October 10, 2018
Roundtable on the Future of Work Co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation and openDemocracy. Commentary from twelve leading experts in the field, including Gilder Lehrman Center...
October 1, 2018
Grace Peña Delgado, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of...