Check Out The Civil War And Reconstruction With David Blight Yale Courses

This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral. Four broad themes are closely examined: the crisis of union and disunion in an expanding republic; slavery, race, and emancipation as national problem, personal experience, and social process; the experience of modern, total war for individuals and society; and the political and social challenges of Reconstruction.

the civil war and reconstruction with david blight yale courses

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1. introductions: why does the civil war era have a hold on american historical 98 10 Sep, 2011
2. southern society: slavery, king cotton, and antebellum america's "peculiar" region 98 10 Sep, 2011
3. a southern world view: the old south and proslavery ideology 149 10 Sep, 2011
4. a northern world view: yankee society, antislavery ideology and the abolition movement 96 10 Sep, 2011
5. telling a free story: fugitive slaves and the underground railroad in myth and reality 92 10 Sep, 2011
6. expansion and slavery: legacies of the mexican war and the compromise of 1850 84 10 Sep, 2011
7. "a hell of a storm": the kansas-nebraska act and the birth of the republican party, 1854-55 94 10 Sep, 2011
8. dred scott, bleeding kansas, and the impending crisis of the union, 1855-58 95 10 Sep, 2011
9. john brown's holy war: terrorist or heroic revolutionary? 86 10 Sep, 2011
10. the election of 1860 and the secession crisis 103 10 Sep, 2011
11. slavery and state rights, economies and ways of life: what caused the civil war? 78 10 Sep, 2011
12. "and the war came," 1861: the sumter crisis, comparative strategies 79 10 Sep, 2011
13. terrible swift sword: the period of confederate ascendency, 1861-1862 104 10 Sep, 2011
14. never call retreat: military and political turning points in 1863 111 10 Sep, 2011
15. lincoln, leadership, and race: emancipation as policy 71 10 Sep, 2011
16. days of jubilee: the meanings of emancipation and total war 99 10 Sep, 2011
17. homefronts and battlefronts: "hard war" and the social impact of the civil war 105 10 Sep, 2011
18. "war so terrible": why the union won and the confederacy lost at home and abroad 89 10 Sep, 2011
19. to appomattox and beyond: the end of the war and a search for meanings 111 10 Sep, 2011
20. wartime reconstruction: imagining the aftermath and a second american republic 101 10 Sep, 2011

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