HIST170 - THE AMERICAN SOUTH

Description: 
This course explores the history of the American South, from its formation and rise as a slave power in the Atlantic world in the seventeenth century, to the definitive defeat of the slaveholders' republic in the American Civil War. As such, the course engages a range of critical subjects in southern and American history: the Atlantic slave trade; the emergence of slavery, the plantation system and the racial order associated with it; the development of African-American life under slavery; the particular relationship between masters and slaves in the antebellum period; the changing gender and class relations of southern society; the defense of slavery; and the unpredictable political road to secession. The course ends by focusing on the Confederate political project and its undoing in the course of the nation's bloodiest war.
Instructors: 
HAHN, STEVEN
Day and Time: 
MW 1100AM-1200PM
Room: 
COLLEGE HALL 200
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
  • AFRC172401
Registration Notes: 
SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR