Take a Teacher’s Tour of the Battle of Gettysburg

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September, 2013

Historian Matthew Pinsker leads a teacher’s tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, highlighting key moments and individuals to illustrate the broad story of the battle, its implications for the Civil War, and its legacy in American history.

Watch the full tour below, or scroll down to study the battle through short segments.

 


 

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New Haven, Conn. (July 25, 2012)— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the finalists for the Fourteenth Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American experience. Jointly sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, this annual prize of $25,000 recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition.

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June 28, 2012 Location: Providence, RI
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Professor Jim Oakes will lead a teacher workshop on the abolition movement and the emancipation of slaves.

June 19 – 20, 2012 Location: Goshen, IN
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Professors John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd will lead a workshop for teachers on expansion, reform, disunion, and the Underground Railroad.

GETTYSBURG, PA (February 11, 2011)—A compelling and insightful book that explores Abraham Lincoln’s evolving ideas about the institution of slavery and the roles of African-Americans was chosen out of 106 top-notch submissions as the 2011 Lincoln Prize recipient.

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Paul Semmes to Emily Semmes, July 9, 1863. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race

by Roberta McCutcheon
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Background

Slavery played a prominent role in America’s political, social, and economic history in the antebellum era. The “peculiar institution” was at the forefront of discussions ranging from the future of the nation’s economy to western expansion and the admission of new states into the Union. The public discourse in the first half of the nineteenth century exposed the nation’s ambivalence about slavery and race. Politicians were increasingly pressured to make their opinions known, and Abraham Lincoln was no exception.

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A Look at Slavery through Posters and Broadsides

by Carla Nordstrom
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Students will examine posters and broadsides from the 1800s to examine attitudes about slavery in the United States at that time.

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Myths and Misconceptions: Slavery and the Slave Trade

by Steven Mintz
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Slavery and World History

Myth: Slavery is a product of capitalism.
Fact: Slavery is older than the first human records.

Myth: Slavery is a product of Western civilization.
Fact: Slavery is virtually a universal institution.

Myth: Slavery in the non-Western world was a mild, benign, and non-economic institution.
Fact: Slaves were always subject to torture, sexual exploitation, and arbitrary death.

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