Professor joan waugh of the ucla history department researches and writes about nineteenth-century america, specializing in the civil war, reconstruction, and gilded age eras waugh has published numerous essays and books on civil war topics, both single authored and edited, including her prize-winning u s grant: american hero, american myth. She is also co-editor (with gregory downs) of the world the civil war made, a collection of essays that charts new directions in the study of the post-civil war period she recently wrote the introduction to a new edition of they knew lincoln by john e washington, a largely forgotten 1942 classic in lincoln studies and african american history. Civil war & reconstruction, 1861-1877 the essays in this section have been written by leading scholars of american history the gilder lehrman institute of.
The gilder lehrman lincoln prize is awarded annually for the finest scholarly work in english on abraham lincoln, the american civil war soldier, or a subject relating to their era. The war for independence the essays in this section have been written by leading scholars of american history they provide additional depth on events and ideas referred to in the introductory essay and, in some cases, different interpretations by historians looking at the same events. The civil war was a war of national survival in the absence of success on the part of mr lincoln we would have had a slave-based republic in the south and we would have had a free democracy in the north—constantly at each others' throats. The deadlines for our civil war essay contest (middle school and high school) and dear george washington essay contest (elementary school) are fast.
The gilder lehrman institute presents an annual essay contest for gilder lehrman affiliate school students in grades 5-12 students examine the nation's most divisive conflict through letters, speeches, songs, photographs, newspapers, military orders, and other documents, conducting research in primary as well as secondary sources. The gilder lehrman institute of american history civil war & reconstruction, 1861-1877 essays field relief work at gettysburg. Founded in 1994, the gilder lehrman institute of american history is a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. Dispatches from the front: the civil rights act and the pursuit of greater freedom in a small southern city iran and the united states in the cold war the sixties.
It has extensive holdings dealing with colonization, commercial life, the revolution, the new nation, slavery and abolition, the civil war, reconstruction and the modern era founded in 1994 by richard gilder and lewis e lehrman, the gilder lehrman institute of american history is a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history. High school division click on the title to read a winning essay first prize lena cohen, chapel hill high school, chapel hill, north carolina one hundred years later: the failure of the civil war centennial. Student wins award in civil war essay contest zach cherian, a junior at crystal springs uplands school in hillsborough, has won $100 and an honorable mention in the gilder lehrman civil war essay. The gilder lehrman institute of american history essays featured primary sources the histories of the civil war and of the emerging west were tangled. Civil war voices: soldier studies // chris wehner, history teacher, fruita monument hs i take up my pen: letters from the civil war // exhibition from gilder lehrman letters & diaries (franklin co, pa & augusta co, va) // valley of the shadow.
It will be a bittersweet three days for me on june 4, 5 and 6, 2013 when i travel under the auspices of the gilder lehrman institute of american history with k-12 educators from the arkoma (ok) teaching american history (tah) grant to various battlefields and civil war sites in west virginia, maryland, pennsylvania and the district of columbia. Civil war essay contest sstudents in grades 6-12 may apply for this annual contest sponsored by the gilder lehrman institute of american history civil war institute scholarships. Politics and presidency no president more decisively affected the direction of his country than mr lincoln no president expressed himself more precisely on what important issues were at stake in the civil war. Student wins award in civil war essay contest zach cherian, a junior at crystal springs uplands school in hillsborough, has won $100 and an honorable mention in the gilder lehrman civil war essay competition. The gilder lehrman institute of american history the american civil war terms essays featured primary sources when i began work on a book about this moment.
Some of these experiences might include: jr historians forums led by leading historical scholars, participate in an annual civil war essay contest, and special access to the primary resource documents held by the gilder-lehrman institute of american studies. The gilder lehrman institute of american history which features essays by leading scholars on major topics in american history civil war and reconstruction. Civil war essay contest winners at the 2018 lincoln prize thursday, 04/26/2018 the 2018 gilder lehrman lincoln prize will be awarded this evening to edward l ayers for his new book, the thin light of freedom: the civil war and emancipation in the heart of america, at the union league club in new york city. In the 1960s the image of scarlett o'hara standing before a technicolor-drenched panorama from gone with the wind (1939) was still firmly planted within the imagination of the american public as a symbol of women on the civil war home front.
High school division click on the title to view a pdf of a winning essay first prize kaylee kimbrough, pennsylvania homeschoolers ap online, kitanning, pennsylvania (based in greenville, texas. Essays featured primary sources history of the american south and the legacy of the civil war, school to have free access to the gilder lehrman site and all.
The gilder lehrman institute of american history and the civil war round table of new york are pleased to announce our annual civil war essay contest participation is required for all schools this contest is designed to enhance knowledge of the civil war era in american history and to reward excellent research and writing. —the gilder lehrman institute of american history abrahamlincolnorg brings together the scholarship and resources of the lincoln institute and the gilder lehrman institute of american history here you'll find timelines, documents, essays, lesson plans, video, and multimedia presented both by theme and type of featured resource. The american civil war terms essays featured primary sources professor in the history of the american civil war at the subscriptions to the gilder lehrman.