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Lincoln Would Not Recognize His Own Party by David W. Blight
July 23, 2019
In 2012, I took part in the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, an annual trip to Alabama led by Representative John Lewis. On a Sunday afternoon I walked across the...
July 11, 2019
David William Blight, newly named as the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, is a renowned historian who is considered one of...
Edward Rugemer awarded the World History Association's Bentley Book Prize for his recent book, Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World (Harvard Univ. Press)
June 18, 2019
The World History Association Book Prize was created in 1999 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of world history. In 2012, the it renamed in memory of Jerry...
Transatlantic Histories: The United States, South Africa, and Sierra Leone
June 10, 2019
This month, as a part of our three-year Transatlantic Histories program, the Gilder Lehrman Center will be hosting history teachers from South Africa and Sierra Leone, along...
GLC Director, David W Blight remembers Tony Horwitz
June 4, 2019
On Tuesday, May 28, I was riding an early-morning train into New York from my home in Connecticut to attend the Pulitzer Prize awards luncheon. I had Tony Horwitz’s new book...
April 29, 2019
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted a panel discussion on how legacies of slavery continue to impact racism and implicit bias...
April 16, 2019
The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of...