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Instructor Info:William Ryan
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Susan Tracy
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TA Info:Harry Score
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 105
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 105
Description: This course will explore the questions surrounding the coming of the American Civil War, the war itself and the period of Reconstruction. How we have come to remember the era will also be part of our study. As much a writing seminar as a history class, the course will focus on selections from the voluminous writing the conflict inspired: journals, diaries, journalism and memoir - as well as poetry, short stories and novels. More recent scholarly monographs and articles, biographies and works of fiction will serve as models for student written work. Students will be expected to participate in class regularly and complete four written assignments, three of which will be rewritten. This course satisfies the Division I distribution requirement.