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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
History (HIST)
The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Examination of the political crises of the1850s to determine how and why the issue of slavery led to the American Civil War; the war's important battles, including how generals and common soldiers shaped outcomes; Reconstruction and the aftermath of the war, including how it shapes politics and race relations to the present day.
Students will learn to 1. Describe the major events of the Civil War period and understand their geographic relationship to each other; 2. Compare and contrast the era's major political parties and factions and analyze their stances on the period's main political issues; 3. Appreciate how the issues of politics and race raised by the Civil War continue to impact the United States today; and 4. Appraise an aspect of the period's military or political history through the assessment of primary sources or a historiographic debate.

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CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 2
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 4
Gen Ed: Humanities
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Americas GCR (Pre2010)
SPHHS-Humanities Courses
SEAS - Humanities Electives

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