HIS 261 The Civil War (3 credits)

This course will examine the American Civil War (1861-1865) in its many aspects. Such topics as the origins of the crisis, the break-up of the Union, the major military campaigns, the actions and motives of Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Davis, and other key players will be explored, as well as the legacy of the war for future generations of Americans. Though military affairs will be emphasized, social, political and economic topics will be covered as well. There will be an extensive use of media.