History | THE SOUTH BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR
A309 | 2935 | Stowe
2:30-3:45P TR BH310
A portion of the above section reserved for majors
For more than 150 years, Americans have been fascinated by-and have
argued about-the distinctiveness of the South within the nation. In
what ways has the South had a different past? In what ways is its
history an "American story?"
This course will look at the history of the South from the early 1800s
to the Civil War, looking at classic "southern" themes: regional
identity, race, slavery, the Old South legend, and the coming of war.
We will be reading works of history as well as original sources.
There will be a mid-term and a final exam, and two 10-page papers.