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The U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865
HIST 293
Fall 2021
Section: 01  

This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War through an overview of U.S. history from roughly 1845 to 1877. Students will learn about one of the most transformative periods in U.S. history in all of its drama, complexity, and lasting implications. Topics will include the antebellum worlds of slavery and free labor; the rise of abolitionism; the U.S.-Mexican War and the problem of western expansion; the breakdown of the U.S. political system in the 1850s; southern secession; the course of the Civil War from Fort Sumter to Appomattox; the international context of the Civil War; the dynamics of slave emancipation; Reconstruction; and the place of the Civil War era in popular memory and culture.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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