HIS f345J • Coming of Civil War, 1829-1861
2:30 PM-4:00 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, westward expansion and "Manifest Destiny," the Mexican War, and the rise of modern political parties and mass culture.
Midterm: 40%; final exam 60%.
About four paperback books (still to be selected).