History | Literature of the Civil War
J300 | 27561 | Stowe


A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class COLL intensive writing section
Above class open to undergraduates only

In this seminar we will explore how Americans wrote about their
Civil War as immediate event, memory, and in fiction.  We will read
the writings of soldiers, freedpeople, generals, hospital workers,
journalists, poets, and women and children at home.  We will seek to
understand how these diverse Americans nonetheless shared the
expression of certain themes of combat, nationalism, gender, faith,
and other ways of making meaning.