James G. Basker

c. January 7, 2000 - Present President, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Videos: 13 c. July 14, 2004 - Present Director, Alexander Hamilton Project, New York Historical Society Videos: 3

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    Award Ceremony for Hamilton

    Lin-Manuel Miranda was presented with a Special Achievement Award from the board of the George Washington Book Prize. Mr. Miranda is the…

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    Lincoln in His Time and Ours

    “Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Public Symposium” was held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American…

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    Lincoln and the Crisis of Slavery

    Scholars participated in a panel discussion on the crisis of slavery leading up to and during President Lincoln’s administration and its impact on his presidency. Sean Wilentz spoke on…

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    Book Discussion on A Slave No More

    David Blight was interviewed on stage by James Basker about his book, A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including…

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