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HIST 3436 Study and Writing of History: Ku Klux Klan Violence in the Post-Civil War South (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Students in this course will write original research papers based on analysis of the Joint Select Committee’s investigation into KKK violence in the post-War South. The Joint Committee interviewed hundreds of people, both victims of violence and the alleged perpetrators to determine the extent of domestic terrorism. Possible paper topics include: the politics of the hearings, the KKK, relations between freedmen and their former masters, racial thought, African American resistance, terrorism, the post-war economy, culture, the justice system, government, policing, gender relations, and sexual violence, among many others.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Cynthia Lynn Lyerly

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II; History Major Status.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17