HIST 456
Civil War and Reconstruction Fall 2019
Division II
Cross-listed AMST 456 / HIST 456 / AFR 385

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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.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 1293
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on class participation and a substantial research paper based at least in part on primary source materials
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 456 Division II HIST 456 Division II AFR 385 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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