Examines the causes and consequences of the conflict that created the American Civil War. Topics shall include: How did slavery and capitalism compare as rival economic and social systems? What principles did the Confederate States of America stand for? Why did soldiers on both sides fight? How did the war change the lives and roles of women? What made the Civil War the first “modern war”? Why did Abraham Lincoln abolish slavery? How has the American Civil War been remembered and interpreted in the century and a half since the war concluded? The seminar shall comprise an inquiry of period literature. [United States Concentration].
Credit hours: 3.0
Lecture hours: 3.0