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HIST0212

Civil War and Reconstruction

Civil War and Reconstruction: 1845-1890
This course explores the era of the American Civil War with an emphasis on the period 1861-1865. It combines lectures, readings, class discussion, and film to address such questions as why the war came, why the Confederacy lost, and how the war affected various elements of society. We will also explore what was left unresolved at the end of the war, how Americans responded to Reconstruction, and how subsequent generations have understood the meaning of the conflict and its legacy. We will make a special effort to tie military and political events to life on the home front. (formerly HIST 0364) 2 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS NOR
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

HIST0212A-S15 Lecture
HIST0212X-S15 Discussion
HIST0212Y-S15 Discussion
HIST0212Z-S15 Discussion

Spring 2014

HIST0212A-S14 Lecture (Morsman)
HIST0212X-S14 Discussion (Morsman)
HIST0212Y-S14 Discussion (Morsman)
HIST0212Z-S14 Discussion (Morsman)

Fall 2012

HIST0212A-F12 Lecture (Morsman)
HIST0212B-F12 Lecture (Morsman)
HIST0212X-F12 Discussion (Morsman)
HIST0212Y-F12 Discussion (Morsman)
HIST0212Z-F12 Discussion (Morsman)