The American Civil War

HIST 1740 S01 [CRN: 14942]

In this course we will investigate the "felt histories" of the American Civil War—the personal experiences of Americans (northerners and southerners, slaves and freed people, European immigrants and Native Americans, men and women) who fought its battles and bore its consequences. These histories, as Robert Penn Warren notes, are an "index to the very complexity, depth, and fundamental significance" of the conflict. In addition to military and political dimensions we will also examine constructions of Civil War memory (photography, film, and other media) and the dominant narratives that have shaped our understanding of the war since 1865. M
Course Syllabus
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Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
12:00 am - 12:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
12 (Dec 16, 2014 9:00am)