American Literature After 1865

Ranked in 2013, part of English

Since the end of the Civil War, American literature has been influenced by major national events, such as the Depression and World War II. These are the top graduate schools for a specialty in American literature after 1865.

Rank School name
#4 Columbia University

New York, NY

#11 Duke University

Durham, NC

#4 Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

#11 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

#3 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

#1 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

#9 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#2 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#10 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

#4 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

#4 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Yale University

New Haven, CT

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