HIST-32200 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction

This course examines the background events and forces leading up to the Civil War and the process of Reconstruction. Topics include territorial acquisitions and the slavery issue, the interaction of nationalism and sectionalism, conflicts between state rights and federal authority, and the political developments of the 1850s, and some of the military aspects of the Civil War. The course concludes with an examination of the economic, social, and political changes of the post war period.