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The Civil War Experience
HIST 122
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 122, AMST 122

This FYI seminar will explore the myriad ways Americans experienced the Civil War and Emancipation. We will read many firsthand accounts and memoirs as well as some important secondary historical analyses. This is NOT primarily a military history course. However, we will discuss the social history of the battlefield, soldiers' experiences, and other issues related to the broader cultural impact of militarization on civilian life. Other topics we will consider include the escalation of sectional conflict in the 1850s, the effects of the war, on the home front, the destruction of slavery, freed people's expectations for freedom, the cultural legacy of the war and its historical meaning for modern America.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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