U.S. Civil War Era, 1848-1877

Primary Number: HIST 30604-02

ConStudies Number: CNST 30003

ConStudies CRN: 31613

Primary CRN: X

Instructor: Przybyszewski, Linda (LPRZYBYS)

Day/Time: TTh 9:30am-10:45am

Attributes: HIST - old Core History; WKHI - new Core History

Location: X

Through intensive reading and writing students will explore the social and cultural history of America's most costly war. We will focus on various topics as they relate to the war: antebellum origins, religion, gender, Lincoln's reasons for waging war, dead bodies, freedmen's families, black soldiers, and the uses of war memory. This will not be a guns-and-generals-smell-the-smoke course, though knowledge of military matters can be helpful. We will ask and try to answer who really "won" and "lost" the war.