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Civil War Memory: What Americans Have Thought and Think about the Civil War

HNRS 2030 Sec. 01 - Spring 2020

Professor Gaines Foster Department of History

M W 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
200 French House

Through lectures, readings, movies, and discussion, this course will explore how contrasting and contested memories of the Civil War emerged—among whites in the North, whites in the South, and African Americans. It will then explore manifestations of those memories in various novels and movies as well as in movements and public controversies, such as the recent debate over Confederate monuments. Having explored how Americans’ confusion about the Civil War emerged over the last 154 years, the course will focus on issues in developing a more accurate memory of the war.

Fulfills General Education:

English Composition
Humanities