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07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson B103
This course serves as an introduction to historians' approaches to the era of the American Civil War. It explores a variety of facets of the field--political, social, military, economic--by examining some influential classics and some of the most important recent work in the discipline. The reading emphasizes current work in the field on a variety of topics related to the war and its course. Written assignments include several brief book reviews and a longer historiographic essay. This course will satisfy the “1861-1914” distribution requirement in U.S. history.
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Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor.
May be repeated for credit when topic is different.