HIS 345L • Amer Civ War/Reconstr, 1861-77
A lecture and discussion course on the American Civil War and its aftermath, emphasizing the political, military, economic, and diplomatic aspects of the conflict; the goals and strategies of the combatants, during and after the war; and the destruction of slavery and the postwar struggle over the future of the freed slaves and the defeated Confederacy.
midterms 25% each; final 50%
about five or six paperback books, including McPherson, ORDEAL BY FIRE; Berlin, SLAVES NO MORE; and Tourgee, A FOOL'S ERRAND. Others to be announced.