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Civil War Era in American History GT-HI1


Explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the Colonial period to the 21st Century, in order to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Students will explore the meanings of the war as defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, gender, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral. Students will closely examine four broad themes: 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. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed transfer courses: GT-HI1.