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Civil War and Reconstruction
/ HIST 456
/ AFR 385
An examination of one of the most turbulent periods in American history, with special emphasis on the changing status of Afro-Americans during the era. During the war years, we shall study both the war itself and homefront conditions: military, naval, political, economic, and especially social aspects will be examined in some detail. Our study of Reconstruction will concentrate on the evolution of federal policy toward the Southern states and the workings out of that policy in the South, particularly as it relates to the freedmen.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
class participation and a substantial research paper based at least in part on primary source materials
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada