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

By Columbia University via EdX

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    A New Birth of Freedom: The Civil War, 1861-1865 narrates the history of the American Civil War. While it examines individual engagements and the overall nature of the military conflict, the focus is less on the battlefield than on political, social, and economic change in the Union and the Confederacy. Central to the account are the road to emancipation, the role of black soldiers, the nature of Abraham Lincoln’s wartime leadership, internal dissent in both the North and South, the changing position of women in both societies, and the war’s long-term economic and intellectual impact. We end with a look at the beginnings of Reconstruction during the conflict.

    Length: 8 weeks
    Effort: 6-8 hours per week
    Price: FREE (Add a verified certificate for $50 USD)
    Provider: Columbia University via EdX
    Subject: History
    Level: Introductory
    Languages: English
    Instructors: Eric Foner, Tim Shenk

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