Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Civil War In American History

The Civil War was a watershed moment in US history, and it figures centrally in any American history curriculum. If you missed this course during high school or college, not to worry. Now, thanks to Yale University, you can revisit this historical moment with Prof. David Blight, one of the nation’s leading Civil War scholars. The Civil War and Reconstruction “explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877,” looking at how the United States was transformed on multiple levels: racially, socially, politically, constitutionally and morally. You can access the 27 free lectures, presented in audio and video, via YouTubeiTunes, and the Yale web site (plus a syllabus).

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

Oh, I may just have to take advantage of this! It is my favorite American History subject and not because I enjoy war. I don't. But the division of the country and "brother against brother" aspect never fails to grab me. My students all knew that they were in for a long haul when we hit the Civil War period. ;)