The U.S. Civil War, 1861--1865|
Spring 2018 not offered
This course surveys United States history from the early national period to the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era at the end of the 19th century. Central themes to be addressed will include the struggle over the meanings of democracy and constitutionalism, the transformations resulting from industrialization, as well as continental expansion and expropriation of Indigenous lands. We will also examine the series of reform crusades dedicated to religion, abolition and the changing roles of women. Particular attention will be paid to the formation and consolidation of the United States as both a nation state and as an emergent global imperial power.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(HRAD-MN)
Mary Boykin Chesnut, A DIARY FROM DIXIE (1905)
Drew Gilpin Faust, THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING; DEATH AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (2009)
Abraham Lincoln, LINCOLN: SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1859-1865
James M. McPherson, BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: THE CIVIL WAR ERA
Other primary documents will include relevant acts and bills, presidential and congressional speeches, official Confederate and Union correspondence.
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2 in-class examinations, research essay, final examination.
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