Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    Apr 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 3130 - The Civil War and Reconstruction

3 cr
The Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction represents one of the most important periods in US history. Four million African Americans gained freedom from bondage, 600,000 soldiers perished in the nation’s bloodiest war, and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the constitution redefined the nature of American citizenship. This upper-division course will explore the war and its aftermath by discussing the period’s most important themes, reading the work of distinguished authors, and examining documents left by participants. Topics for consideration will include the ebb and flow of military campaigns, the northern and southern home fronts, the politics of war and peace, and the impact of the war on black and white Americans in the North and in the South.
Spring, odd years