6 – 7:30 pm
This course explores the ongoing debate about the meaning of the American Civil War to the United States as a nation and as a people. We will study how Civil War history shapes our national and personal identity, what contemporaries thought about what was at stake, the influence of the South after the war, and what the current debates over the Civil War tell us about our society and culture.
Brooke Heagerty holds a Ph.D. in history and is writing a book about slavery and its legacies in the United States.
Course packet, to be purchased in class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Four sessions, $160.