Lincoln, Slavery, & Civil War

Primary Number: HIST 35671-01

ConStudies Number: CNST 30032

ConStudies CRN: 32473

Primary CRN: X

Instructor: Lundberg, Jake (JLUNDBE1)

Day/Time: TTh 3:30pm-4:45pm


Location: X

This course asks how we should narrate and understand the great ordeal of Civil War and emancipation. Reading both primary and secondary sources, it considers the Civil War era and life of Abraham Lincoln in light of the rise of abolition and antislavery politics; attitudes toward race, slavery, and labor; the political and social meanings of war and emancipation; the political and social challenge of reconstructing the nation amidst the tangled legacies of racial slavery and a destructive war.