Lawrence Kohl

Lawrence F. Kohl

Associate Professor Emeritus


  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1980
  • BA, Harvard University, 1970


Research Interests

  • United States History, 1815-1865
  • Antebellum Politics
  • Civil War
  • The Irish in America

Courses Taught

  • U.S. History to 1865 (HY 103)
  • The Jacksonian Era (HY 300)
  • The Coming of the Civil War (HY 314)
  • The Civil War (HY 315)
  • Life of Abraham Lincoln (HY 316)
  • Survey of Irish History (HY 390)
  • The Literature of American History (HY 601)
Blount Program Courses
  • Individualism and Its Critics in American Life
  • Against the Grain: Challenging Our Central Values
  • Technology and Human Values in the Digital Age

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, UA Alumni Association (2011)
  • Last Lecture Award, UA Students and UA Graduate School (2010)
  • Distinguished Teaching Fellow, UA College of Arts and Sciences (2005)
  • Lilly Teaching Scholar, UA and Lilly Endowment (1989)

Selected Publications

  • The Politics of Individualism: Parties and the American Character in the Jacksonian Era (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989, paperback ed., 1991).
  • Editor, St. Clair Mulholland, The Story of the 116th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion (New York: Fordham University Press, 1995).
  • Editor, David Power Conyngham, The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns (New York: Fordham University Press, 1994).
  • Editor, William Corby, Memoirs of Chaplain Life: Three Years with the Irish Brigade in the Army of the Potomac (New York: Fordham University Press, 1992).
  • Editor, American Civilization in the Nineteenth Century (Kendall/Hunt, 1990).
  • Editor, Irish Green and Union Blue: The Civil War Letters of Peter Welsh (New York: Fordham University Press, 1986, paperback edition, 1994).