HIST 352: The South since 1865

HIST 352-001: History of the South since 1865
(Spring 2023)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Planetary Hall 212

Section Information for Spring 2023

As headlines about Confederate monuments and other issues remind us virtually every day, Americans are still divided over the legacies of the Civil War. Understanding the history of the American South after 1865 can help us make sense of these divisions. This course examines such topics as Reconstruction and its aftermath, racial politics and segregation, efforts to industrialize and modernize the South, the impact of the New Deal and World War II, and the successes and setbacks of the Long Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the course, students will learn as much about African Americans as white Americans, as much about poor people as elites, and as much about women as men. By the end of the semester, new immigrants, suburbanization, and conservative politics will present new topics to explore.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

History of South during Reconstruction, Redeemer era, and New South, with particular emphasis on race relations. Covers political, economic, cultural, and intellectual development from aftermath of war. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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