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HIST 3451 Study and Writing of History: Abraham Lincoln (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will consider the life and thought of America’s most influential president. Students will write a major research paper on one theme or topic concerning Lincoln and U.S. history, with options including slavery and antislavery, immigration and nativism, economic policy, the foundations of democracy, military leadership, plans for Reconstruction, and historical memory. Students will work very closely with the instructor and with their peers in locating sources, using these sources as evidence for historical arguments, and learning how historians write and interpret the past.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kevin Kenny

Prerequisites: History Core I and II; History Major Standing; Not open to graduate students.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17