HIST 7750X Colloquium in the Civil War and Reconstruction
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 770.5.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
A reading-intensive course focusing on the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction in scholarly discourse, popular memory, and public ritual. Historiography of the causes and consequences of sectional conflict with special reference to 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; the war's influence on concepts of citizenship, states' rights, and national identity.
Prerequisite: History 7000X [700X] with a grade of A or B.