Michael David Cohen

Research Associate Professor, Editor of the Correspondence of James K. Polk

Phone: 865-974-2069
E-mail: mdcohen@utk.edu

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Michael David Cohen is a historian and documentary editor with expertise in nineteenth-century U.S. politics and education. He serves as editor of the Correspondence of James K. Polk, a project that has published twelve volumes of the eleventh's president's letters. His award-winning book, Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War, shows how the Civil War and Reconstruction helped to shape America's modern colleges and universities and the federal government's education policy. Cohen's work has appeared in such venues as New England Quarterly, Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, and Disunion the New York Times's blog about the Civil War. Topics of expertise: nineteenth-century U.S. history, James K. Polk, U.S.-Mexican War, Civil War, history of education

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