HIST 336

Civil War, Reconstruction, and the New South

Prerequisite: HIST 135, HIST 136, or HIST 225. This course examines the causes and consequences of the Civil War and the Reconstruction of the South and its effects on white and black Americans. We will pay particular attention to debates over the proper interpretation of these events and the role played by them in national memory. As part of the requirements for the course, students will conduct archive-based research on topics relevant to the course and to the research needs of the Legacy Museum of African American History in Lynchburg, Virginia. This course may not be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option. Offered every third year.

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