History (HIST) - Slavery and the American Civil War

HIST 3567  Slavery and the American Civil War


Twelve credits of History with at least 3 credits at the 2000-level; or any 54 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Slavery, the great American paradox, caused Americans to take up arms against one another in a civil war that ultimately cost over 600 000 lives. Students explore how slavery shaped the political, economic, and social fabric of the United States, as well as the particular events that caused and shaped the Civil War. They also consider the various ways historians have written about the ""irrepressible conflict.

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