HIS 345J • COMING OF CIVIL WAR, 1829-1861
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
A lecture and discussion course dealing with the historical conditions that led to the American Civil War: slavery, abolitionism, sectionalism, economic and technological transformation, and westward expansion.
Two midterm exams and a final examination, which will be cumulative. Exams are the essay-type, with a few short-answer objective questions thrown in.
Midterms: 25% each Final exam 60%
About six paperback books (to be selected).