HIST 435 The American Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1846-1877

Spring, Fall

Major Requirement: History of United States
This seminar will investigate the political, social, and constitutional developments surrounding the American Civil War. Topics include the development of antebellum society in the North and South, the rise of sectional political tensions, the social impact of the war on black and white Americans, and post-war attempts to reconstruct the social, political, and constitutional order. (Course offered in alternate years.)

Prerequisite: Sophomore Status