HIST 21 FIRST - HIST 21 First Lecture Dr. Hill 6/15/2011...

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HIST 21 First Lecture Dr. Hill 6/15/2011 explanation of the New York Times Article US Students Remain Poor at History Writing Conference- students enrolled in courses targeting writing. .. can get credit. .. number of hours for duration of course---> full credit feedback on papers. .. Carnes and Garraty. The American Nation: A History of the United States Volume 2 (14th Edi- tion) ISBN 978 0205790432 Civil War- unit of history= transformations taking place in Civil War and aftermath based on different levels time after the Civil War- Reconstruction---> economic system in South- slavery--- end of Civil War-- end of slavery- entire economy in South--- key element of economic structure---> lost -- very difficult circumstance(s) -- construction of cities, towns, and buildings prior to Civil War people might say “US is republic” grammatically correct. .. why would there be a change before and after the Civil War- linguistic change? answers: North and the South --- after secession- 1860s generally speaking- states were semi-autonomous political entities people- identify with states e.g. New Yorkers, New Jersyians. .. tend to be the subject of that- states unified prior to Civil War- plurality of states, economy of states- after CW, change federal government disband. .. 19th century Reconstruction---> reconstructing the Union arguable point the US , after CW, becoming more of a single nation unification- smaller state each different ideals, especially regarding systems centralization- unified sense- after CW notion of citizenship- how this concept changed narrow definition before CW slaves, obviously, definite demarcation difference between gender- women no full rights
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even decades after CW, no right to vote. .. transformation of concept of citizenship- more broader, equal, neutral not based on gender, property, color of skin (in theory) not occur right after CW speed of transformation- definite trend succeeding CW Emancipation Proclamation- legally freed slaves many ways this document ineffective---> Why? - threat of it in context of CW --- Union at war with South- maintained slaves slaves in South---> no effect on them slavery - not in the North beginning of transformation not immediately give rights to slaves in practice- decades passed by. .. going to look at that process who freed the slaves? a lot of people say “Lincoln” debate of Douglas--- presidential debate- put forth idea - race should be equal--- lukewarm on that notion of abolishing slavey perhaps elected---> political move duration of war- becoming more and more opposed to slavery not passionate about. .. former slaves of South- circumstances presented to them- advantage(ous)
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