HIST 7420X Civil War and Reconstruction

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 741.5.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Scholarly interpretations of the U.S. Civil War; its memory; its influence on concepts of citizenship and states' rights. Slavery, race, and the "Peculiar South"; westward expansion; new forms of mass politics, and economic and cultural changes within northern society that shaped the antislavery movement. The impact of class, gender, and racial affiliations. Debates in Reconstruction historiography.



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