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Explore the Civil War’s long-term impact

XSeries Program in
The Civil War and Reconstruction

What you will learn

  • How generations of historians have explained the road to secession, the causes and conduct of the war, the coming of emancipation, and the struggle to breathe meaning into the promise of freedom for four million emancipated slaves
  • Slavery's central role in the southern and national economies
  • How the issue of the expansion of slavery came to dominate national politics
  • The dramatic change in historians' interpretations of the period in the last two generations
  • How the Civil War and Reconstruction turned on issues of continued relevance today
Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Progress at your own speed
1 year 2 months
4 - 6 hours per week
Discounted price: $135
Pre-discounted price: $150USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. ColumbiaX's The Civil War and Reconstruction XSeries Program

Meet your instructors
from Columbia University (ColumbiaX)

Eric Foner
DeWitt Clinton Professor of History
Columbia University
Tim Shenk
Graduate student in History
Columbia University

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