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HIST 4421 1863: One Year in History & Literature (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Boston College's founding took place in 1863 against a backdrop of local, national, and global transformation. This course will explore the historical and literary dimensions of that revolutionary year for the city of Boston and its surrounding communities as well as on the battlefields of the American Civil War. Particular attention will be paid to the following themes: the politics of emancipation; the evolution of transatlantic reform movements; emerging ideas in liberal political thought; and literary reflections on a revolutionary age.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David Quigley

Prerequisites: History Core.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17