Over the past twenty-five years, American constitutional history has been de-emphasized in favor of "trendier" subjects at the nation's universities and colleges. As historian Gordon Wood has noted, "most universities have long since given up teaching undergraduate courses in American constitutional history, and most of those few remaining professors who do teach it are retiring and not being replaced with constitutional scholars” (New York Review of Books, February 23, 2006).
History Book Club
Members of the New York Historical Society at any level are entitled to take part in a free History Book Club. The History Book Club meets approximately four times throughout the year and discusses books relating to current exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society.