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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21H.116J (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • History 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Merritt Roe Smith 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21H.116J / STS.029J The Civil War and Reconstruction

    Fall 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features a detailed reading list and outlines of the course lectures.

    Course Description

    Although attention will be devoted to the causes and long-term consequences of the Civil War, this class will focus primarily on the war years (1861-1865) with special emphasis on the military and technological aspects of the conflict. Four questions, long debated by historians, will receive close scrutiny:
    1. What caused the war?
    2. Why did the North win the war?
    3. Could the South have won?
    4. To what extent is the Civil War America's "defining moment"?

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