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Faculty Profile

Matthew Pinsker

Professor of History; Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History (2002)

Contact Information

pinskerm@dickinson.edu

Denny Hall Room 218
717.245.1350

Bio

Pinsker teaches courses in U.S. political, legal and diplomatic history. His research focuses on the career of Abraham Lincoln, partisanship in the Civil War era, American constitutionalism, the Underground Railroad and the history of U.S. campaigns and elections.

Education

  • B.A., Harvard University, 1990
  • D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1995

2022-2023 Academic Year

Fall 2022

HIST 117 American Hist 1607 to 1877
This course covers colonial, revolutionary, and national America through Reconstruction. Include attention to historical interpretation. Multiple sections offered.

HIST 211 US Constitutional History
This course surveys advanced topics in US constitutional history from the framing of the government in 1787 to the recent past. Students will study various landmark Supreme Court cases, key constitutional amendments and selected constitutional crises, such as the nation’s historical impeachment battles.