The Civil War and Reconstruction

History 123

Fall 2010
Instructor: 
Location: 
141 McCone
Day & Time: 
MWF 10-11A
CCN: 
39576
Units: 
Units
  • Note new room.
  • This lecture course will take a broad view of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States in the mid-19th century in order to explore both the causes of the Civil War and its effects on American development. Major topics will include slavery and race relations (north and south), class relations and industrialization, the organization of party politics, and changing ideas about and uses of government power. We will also be studying major interpretations of this history, reading and discussing secondary sources from various moments in the development of the historiography.