Civil War

This learning community explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the LC is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history, as reflected in historical writings and literature.  Four broad themes are closely examined from both an historical and a literary perspective: the crisis of union and disunion in the expanding republic; slavery, race, and emancipation as national problem, personal experience, and social process; and the social and political challenges of Reconstruction.


Holyoke Community College
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