History 356 (Hi 51) Old South

Description of the Course: The course goal is to engage the student in the themes, issues and approaches to the history of the American South from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 until the end of the Civil War. The Old South was a joint creation of blacks and whites. It was also the most powerful slave society in the modern world. Therefore, we will look at black-white relations, especially those in the institution of slavery. Social class and gender roles will be studied as catalysts in southern history. We will look at the beginnings of southern consciousness, the rise of sectionalism, and southern nationalism culminating in the secession movement and Civil War, which brought an end to the Old South.

Class Meeting Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

This course is taught by: Father William Sullivan

Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

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