HIS 336L • The Old South
Topics include Societies of the Colonial South; American Revolution in the South; Movement for a Stronger Union; Southern Federalists and Republicans; Jefferson in Power; Southern Reaction to Nationalism; Missouri Compromise of 1820; Andrew Jackson; General Features of Southern Agriculture and Society; Slavery; Slave Revolts; Free Blacks; Emancipation and Colonization; Slavery and Politics, 1846-1860; Secession; Confederacy. Partially fulfills the legislative requirement for American history.
Course Requirements Students are quizzed over the lectures and required readings. Texts Some required readings may change. John B. Boles, THE SOUTH THROUGH TIME: A HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN REGION Vol. 1 Donald R. Wright, AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE COLONIAL ERA, 2nd ed. James Thomas Flexner, WASHINGTON: THE INDISPENSABLE MAN Edward Ball, SLAVES IN THE FAMILY Elizabeth Muhlenfeld, MARY BOYKIN CHESNUT: A BIOGRAPHY Steven Woodworth, BENEATH A NORTHERN SKY: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN Sam Watkins, COMPANY AYTCH: OR A SIDE SHOW OF THE BIG SHOW