HIS 345J • Coming of Civil War, 1829-1861
3:30 PM-5:00 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.
Midterms: 25% each; final exam 60%
About six paperback books (still to be selected).