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U.S. history during a turbulent era punctuated by the Civil War, the nation’s deadliest conflict. In addition to covering key causes of the war—slavery, territorial expansion, and the breakdown of national politics—you will examine military aspects of the war, paying particular attention to Abraham Lincoln as the Union’s wartime leader. To explore the consequences of the war, course materials include a novel about Reconstruction penned by “carpetbagger” Albion Tourgee.
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