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Eric Foner Teaches Free Online Course on the Reconstruction Era

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NEW YORK, New York, January 26, 2015 — Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) will launch a new massive open online course (MOOC), The Unfinished Revolution: Reconstruction and After, 1865-1890 taught by Professor Eric Foner, on February 25, 2015. Available on edX, the course includes special features for Columbia alumni and educators.

Registration for the course is free and open to all at:

Sign up for the alumni cohort at:

Foner, Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian and DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, considers this course to be the pinnacle of his three-part Civil War series on edX. “No one can understand modern America without knowing about Reconstruction,” says Foner. The course’s launch follows the recent release of his book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.

Read more at, or download the press release at

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