HIST 3530 History of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction (also AMST 3430) (HNA)
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00-2:15 plus discussions (online)
Professor Edward Baptist
A survey of the turning point of US. history: The Civil War (1861-1865) and its aftermath, Reconstruction (1865-1877). Not simply a history of the four years of battles, the course covers nearly forty years, from the end of the Mexican War in 1848 through the political deals made by candidate Rutherford Hayes in 1877 that weakened Reconstruction. The class examines this critical period from a variety of angles and perspectives, from diplomacy and law to race and gender, and from presidential elections to the impact of Reconstruction on the West and the North. And yes, a few battles.