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    Jun 19, 2024  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

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HIST 313 - The Civil War and Reconstruction

An examination of the causes, course and immediate aftermath of the Civil War from 1840 to 1877.  We will examine the goals and policies of the respective governments; political, economic and strategic factors affecting both sides; and politics in both the North and the South, including ideology and slavery.  We will also examine the course and consdquences of Reconstruction and its abandonment, and follow its evolution from Presidential to Congressional and Radical Reconstruction.  Finall, we will also examine how Americans remember and forget their Civil War, and how the conflict has shaped American history and popular culture.

Credit Hours: 3

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