Problems in American 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.
Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Spring 2012
Civil War Era —
Christopher H. Hamner
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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