2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Civil War and Reconstruction: America's Greatest Crisis

Summer 2013 quarter

Thomas Rainey history , Geoffrey Cunningham
Fields of Study
African American studies, American studies, government and history
Preparatory for studies or careers in
teaching history and social studies; graduate study of history, government, public policy, political science; study of law, election to public office

This program will explore, in detail, the causes, course, consequences, and legacy of the American Civil War and of the Reconstruction that followed. The Civil War and Reconstruction together caused the the greatest domestic crisis in the history of the United States of America. Indeed, the Civil War and Reconstruction were not only defing moments in American history but were also of world historical significance. Participants will consider and carefully study the war and its consequences as portrayed, mythologized, remembered, and interpreted in history texts, fictional accounts, personal memoirs, and films. The program will focus on the politics of two democracies at war, crucial battles and their consequences, questions of political and military leadership, the political and military significances of the Emancipation Proclomation, the reasons why the North ultimately prevailed over the South, and the failures of Reconstruction to protect the promised civil, social, and economic rights of the recently emancipated slaves.  

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Tue/Wed/Thu (Jul. 30 - Aug. 29)
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Special Expenses
Students will be required to watch several films at home that they will need to rent.
Offered During