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HIST405 - Antebellum America, 1846-1861


Antebellum America, 1846-1861 examines the divisive political, social, and economic forces which intensified in the 1840s and culminated in the Civil War. Through a study of the primary and secondary literature of American history this course surveys the individuals and groups who influenced the American experience, as well as the cultural, political, and socio-economic movements that shaped the nation. (Prerequisite - HIST300/HS334 for History and Military History majors only).






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN: 9780807871591
Publication Info: UNC Press
Author: Varon, Elizabeth
Unit Cost: $21.98
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War- E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN: 9780195094978
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Foner, Eric
Unit Cost: $18.76
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A