HIST 4390 Reconstruction and the New South

October 22, 2020

HIST 4390 Reconstruction and the New South (also AMST 4039, ASRC 4390, HIST 6391, ASRC 6391) (HNA)

Tuesday: 2:40-4:35 (online)

Professor Margaret Washington

This course focuses on the American South in the nineteenth century as it made the transition from Reconstruction to new forms of social organization and patterns of race relations.  Reconstruction will be considered from a sociopolitical perspective, concentrating on the experiences of the freed people.  The New South emphasis will include topics on labor relations, economic and political changes, new cultural alliances, the rise of agrarianism, and legalization of Jim Crow.

Harper's Magazine cover (vintage from the public domain)