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US History – Lincoln and the Civil War, 1861-65

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About this Course

About the Course

In this lecture, Professor Glenn Altschuler (Cornell University) discusses Lincoln and the Civil War. In the first module, we discuss the causes of the Civil War. Then, we discuss Lincoln’s career before the Civil War began. After this, we discuss the domestic policies of Abraham Lincoln. In the fourth module, we discuss Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief. Then, we discuss Lincoln and reconstruction. Finally, we discuss Lincoln’s legacy.

About the Lecturer

Glenn Altschuler is Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He specialises in the history of the United States. With this in mind, he has written widely, including Rude Republic: Americans and Their Politics in the 19th Century (Princeton University Press, 2000) and The GI Bill: A New Deal for Veterans (Oxford University Press, 2009).