HIST 436 - Civil War and Reconstruction, US 1861-1878 001

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Political, constitutional, economic and military developments in the U.S. and the Confederacy during and after the Civil War.

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Course Description: 

Political, constitutional, economic and military developments in the U.S. and the Confederacy during and after the Civil War. 

 

 

Required Course Materials: 

Here is a tentative list of books we will read in the course (subject to change):

*Egnal, Marc. Clash of Extremes: The Economic Origins of the Civil War. New York: Hill and Wang, 2009.

*Brady, Lisa M. War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes During the American Civil War. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012.

*Faust, Drew Gilpin. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. New York: Knopf, 2008.

*McCurry, Stephanie. Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010.

*Blight, David W. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001.

*Horwitz, Tony. Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War. New York: Pantheon, 1998. 

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will include:

·     class participation

·     exams

·     brief commentary papers

·     final paper

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