AFR 250 Patriotic Gore (HIS)

A study of the meanings and legacies of the Civil War. The course will engage the traditional historical questions--about, for example, the sources of sectional conflict, slavery's role in causing the war, the effects of various military tactics on the war's outcome, and the meanings of black freedom--but we will seek to answer them in non-traditional, or at least different, ways. We will refract these questions and others like them through the prism of memory, culture, and artistic representation with the hope of coming to a more thorough understanding of how Americans (the free and the enslaved, men and women, northerners and southerners, black and white) have imaginatively organized themselves around the pivotal events of the 1860s and 1870s..


1 Course Credit