Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 1:25 pm -2:20 pm
Dr. Wayne Durrill
This class will examine the South and its people, black and white, as well as its institutions, political ideology, and ultimately, its meaning in the early American continuum, from the end of the Civil War to the late twentieth century.
This course is intended to provide you with a broad base of knowledge about the history of the American South – from economic, political, and social issues to music, art, and literature.
We will begin the semester pondering the post-Civil War definition of the “South ” and end the semester by discussing whether such a distinction exists today.
This course will be designed to fulfill the 4000-level requirements of the History Department meaning that it will guide students through an original research project that will utilize both primary and secondary sources and entail significant writing.