2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

A New Birth of Freedom: A History of the American Civil War

Summer 2012 quarter

Geoffrey Cunningham
Fields of Study
American studies and history
Preparatory for studies or careers in
humanities, history, social science, teaching

This course will explore the American Civil War as a struggle to create, as Lincoln said, "a new birth of freedom."  We will study the causes, consequences, course and legacy of secession, slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.  Participants will evaluate the war as it is described, portrayed, interpreted, mythologized, and remembered in a variety of historical texts, personal accounts, and films.  The course will conclude by examining the promise and failure of Reconstruction, and its subsequent impact on race and the meaning of liberty in America.

Advertised Schedule
3-7p Tue/Thu (Jun. 26 - Jul. 26)
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
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Offered During
Day and Evening