The U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865|
This course examines a watershed in U.S. history that has often been identfied as the turning point in economic development as well as in the formation of American identity: the Civil War. Using mostly primary sources, the course explores this moment of crisis and of social transformation from multiple perspectives: political, military, economic, racial, gender, literary, and visual (including photographs, genre painting, and early films).
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(HRAD-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Mary Boykin Chesnut, A DIARY FROM DIXIE (1905)
Frederick Douglass, NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE (1845)
Drew Gilpin Faust, THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING; DEATH AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (2009)
Abraham Lincoln, LINCOLN: SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1859-1865
Selections from THE PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN TEN VOLUMES (1911)
John Townsend Trowbridge, THE SOUTH: A TOUR OF ITS BATTLEFIELDS AND RUINED CITIES (1866)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, UNCLE TOM'S CABIN (1852)
U.S. Military Academy and Col. Ty Seidule, THE WEST POINT HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR (2014)
Other primary documents will include relevant acts and bills, presidential and congressional speeches, official Confederate and Union correspondence, political cartoons and broadsides.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 in-class examinations, research essay, final examination.
|Instructor(s): Eudell,Demetrius L. Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: PAC421; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 0||SO: 5||FR: 5|
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