Middlebury

AMST 0365

Art and Lang of the Civil War

The Art and Language of the Civil War
The course will begin with a review of the major historical events of the Civil War. We will then study the conflict through the paintings of Winslow Homer and Frederic Church, the poetry and prose of Walt Whitman, the photographs of Matthew Brady, and the political writings of Abraham Lincoln. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the thoughts and attitudes of the common soldier as reflected in his diaries and journals. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR ART HIS NOR
Equivalent Courses:
HIST 0364
HIST 0405
AMCV 0365 *

Sections in Fall 2006

Fall 2006

AMST0365A-F06 Lecture (Wilson)