NEW YORK, NY (July 17, 2012)—Throughout history, music has been a catalog of the thoughts and struggles of society. A reflection of social and cultural change, political choices, mass protest, or support for government policies, music has defined decades and generations. In the thirty-second issue of History Now, “The Music and History of Our Times,” leading scholars of history and music take us through our recent past, from the 1940s to the present day.
New York, NY (April 9, 2012) — A special double issue of History Now has just been released to celebrate the launch of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s new website: www.gilderlehrman.org. In this exciting, thirty-first edition of History Now entitled “Perspectives on America’s Wars,” a broad range of content focuses on one of the central themes in America’s national history: the causes and consequences of war.
New York, NY (May 29, 2012)—The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has announced the fifteen winners of the 2012 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award. The History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors, selected from candidates across the country, who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies.
New York, NY (January 25, 2012) —According to Carol Berkin, editor of History Now and Presidential Professor of History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, “From the Puritans’ determination to create ‘a city upon a hill,’ to the utopian communities of the early nineteenth century, to the communes created by twentieth-century ‘hippies,’ the goal has been to establish a new social order that will improve upon the status quo.” In thirtieth issue of History Now,
New York, NY (September 30, 2011)—History Now discusses a wide scope of religious influences during the founding of America in its twenty-ninth issue, “Religion in the Colonial World.” This edition of History Now traces back to the Puritan colonists of New England, continues through to the early Jewish Settlers of North America and the Quakers of Pennsylvania, and concludes by shedding light into the religious beliefs of Thomas Jefferson, one of America’s founders.
NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2011)—The Gilder Lehrman Institute today announced the participants in the 2011 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program. The ten Gilder Lehrman Scholars will receive a prestigious scholarship and participate in a five-week intensive history research program in New York City this summer. The session combines historical research, seminars with eminent historians, and behind-the-scenes tours of historical archives.
New York, NY (June 30, 2011)—The latest issue of History Now, “American Indians,”is here, examining the diversity of North American cultures and the complex, violent period of American colonization. Leading scholars Elliott West, Edward Countryman, Timothy R. Pauketat, Theda Perdue, Matthew Dennis, and William E. White are featured in this issue of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s quarterly online journal for history teachers and students.