This summer, Professor of History Clifton Hood was the lead historian for two teacher training sessions as part of a multi-year, grant-funded program conducted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American history. Hood addressed subjects such as industrialization, immigration, progressivism, and the New Deal. One training session he facilitated was for high school and middle school teachers from Nashville, Tenn.; the other was for high school teachers from Wayne, N.J.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History was founded in 1994 to promote the study and love of American history. The Institute serves teachers, students and the general public. Some of the programs it provides include assistance in creating history-centered schools, organizing seminars and programs for educators, producing print and electronic publications and traveling exhibitions, and sponsoring lectures by eminent historians.
Hood, who joined the HWS faculty in 1992, holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington College, and his master’s and doctorate from Columbia University. He is the author of “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York,” which was released in a new paperback edition in 2004; and is currently writing a book, “Making and Unmaking New York: The Rise and Fall of the City’s Economic Elites, 1754 to the Present.”