2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 314 - The American Civil War

This combination lecture/large discussion course will examine the origins, character, and meaning of the single greatest crisis in American history, the Civil War of 1861-1865.  The lectures, discussions, and readings will focus on both the long and short-term background to the outbreak of the war and ultimately on the combat and civilian experiences of Americans during four of the deadliest, most trying years in the history of the United States.  The course will conclude with a brief consideration of the legacy of the Civil War for the nation, and especially for the South and African-Americans.



Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every other year