The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1861 - 1865: A New Birth of Freedom

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Syllabus

  1. Introduction to the Civil War
  2. The First Year of the War
  3. The Coming of Emancipation
  4. The Black Soldier
  5. The Confederacy
  6. The Impact of the Civil War
  7. Toward Union Victory
  8. Beginnings of Reconstruction and the End of the War

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Eric Foner
DeWitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University

Tim Shenk
Graduate student in History
Columbia University

Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning

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Columbia University is a private university located in Morningside Heights, in the north-western part of the borough of Manhattan, in New York (United States). Its origins lie in King's College, founded in 1754 by King George II of Great Britain. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States and is part of the Ivy League group of eight of the country's oldest, most famous, most prestigious and most elitist universities.

Columbia is one of the most selective and prestigious universities in the world. The admission rate was 5.1% in 2019, comparable to Harvard and Stanford. Ranked first in the United States for research, it is sixth in the world (fourth in the United States) in the CUWR ranking of the world's top 1,000 universities and eighth in the Shanghai University Rankings.

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