August 25th, 2014
The Civil War changed a lot in America. Hundreds of thousands died.
Millions of slaves were freed. And the country’s higher education system
was transformed. A book by a UT history professor—which explores how
the war reshaped colleges—is being honored with a prestigious book
Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War, by Michael David Cohen, research assistant professor of history and assistant editor of The Correspondence of James K. Polk, has won the 2014 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association.
The book was deemed to make “an outstanding contribution to
scholarship in the social foundations of education field.” Cohen will
receive the award at the association’s annual conference in November in