HIST171 - AMERICAN SOUTH 1861-PRES

Description: 
This course examines the history of the American South from the Civil War to the emergence of the Sunbelt in the late twentieth century. The aim of the class is to understand the ways in which various groups of southerners have contended with, shaped, and contested myriad transformations within the region during this time period. Major topics that will be covered include the abolition of slavery and its aftermath, Reconstruction and political transformations following emancipation, racial politics and the rise of the Jim Crow South, the demise of the plantation system and efforts to industrialize and modernize the region, the effects of the New Deal and World War II, renewed struggles, successes and setbacks during the Long Civil Rights Movement, the interplay between race and the rise of the new conservatism, and the ebb and flow of regional identity and distinctiveness. The interplay of race, class, gender and ideology in shaping the region’s history will be emphasized, as will the South’s changing place in and influence on the nation.
Instructors: 

ENGLISH, BETH

Day and Time: 
MW 1200PM-0100PM
Room: 
COLLEGE HALL 200
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
    Syllabus: 
    Registration Notes: 
    SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR
    • Major Concentrations: American
    • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: US