On April 4, Dr. Douglas Egerton, a long-time friend of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), appeared at Hamilton College at the invitation of AHI Executive Director Robert Paquette to present on his prize-winning book in an afternoon class on the Civil War taught by AHI Academic Adviser Maurice Isserman.  In the evening at AHI headquarters, Dr. Egerton led a discussion of one chapter of his book, “The Brahmins,” at a Leadership Dinner that included faculty and AHI undergraduate fellows.

In February, Gettysburg College announced that Douglas Egerton, Professor of History, Le Moyne College, had won one of the most prestigious book prizes in history, the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, for his book Thunder at the Gates:  The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America (Basic Books, 2016).  The 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.”