2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 321 - The Civil War and Reconstruction (w)

This course examines the causes, course, and impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction. It studies the sectional divisions, the motivations of ordinary people who fought in the war, military strategies, political activities, and the ways that African Americans affected the causes, course, and purposes of the war. It examines how Reconstruction shaped sectional differences, economic structures, race relations, political issues, and cultural ideals. Finally, the course looks at how the history of the Civil War itself has been written, including the differences between popular and academic histories, the meanings that various people attach to the war, and how the Civil War functions today in the memories of many Americans.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 111 or 112.

Offered Fall 2014 and alternate Fall semesters.

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