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MONDAY, OCT. 12 NO CLASS (TRINITY DAYS) MONDAY, OCT. 19 CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1850-1860
Part I: Questions and expectations: 1) Name some of the sources of American antislavery thought?; 2) How can we judge antislavery sentiment as right and proslavery sentiment as wrong? Can we judge it as such? Reading Due: Foner, The Fiery Trial , 63-131. Oakes, Scorpion’s Sting , 77-103. ^William H. Seward, “Freedom in the New Territories” (1850) ^ John Brown, “A Declaration of Liberty by the Representatives of the Slave Population of the United States of America” (1859) ^John Ashworth, “Introduction: Class Conflict and the American Civil War,” Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics , Vol. I, 1-15. ^Ashworth, “Introduction: Explaining the Civil War (1),” Slavery, Vol. II, 1-9. Part II: Questions and expectations: 1) How did transformations in American political practice open the way for election violence?; 2) Which events in particular contributed to the national trend for bloody resolution to dispute? Reading Due: ^Scott Gac, “Chapter 3: A People’s Government— The Politics of Violence in the 1850s ,” 1 -25. Assignments: Blog Post #1 Due (First Thoughts before class; entire assignment on blog 48 hrs after class).
6 MONDAY, OCT. 26 WHY AN ANTISLAVERY PRESIDENT MEANT WAR Part I: Questions and expectations: 1) How did the election of 1860 direct the nation to Civil War? Reading Due: Foner, The Fiery Trial , 132-165. ^Gac, “ Chapter 4: 1860 An Election that Signaled War ,” 1 -35. ^Ashworth, “Secession and the War, 1860 - 1861,” in Vol. II, 303 -336. ^Lincoln, “Address at Cooper Institute” and selected letters from December 1860, 47 -61. ^Seward , “Memorandum for the President. April 1861.” Part II: Questions and expectations: 1) Explain how slavery shaped southern society, culture, and politics?; 2) Besides slavery, what made the South different from the North? Reading Due: Levine, The Fall of the House of Dixie, xvii-106. ^Catherine Edmonston, Diary Excerpt, 4 Mar. 1861 ^Alexander H. Stephens, “Corner - stone Speech,” 21 Mar. 1861. MONDAY, NOV. 2 CONFEDERATE ORIGINS Part I: Questions: 1) Where is the South?; 2) List the issues for which southerners fought. Reading Due: Levine, The Fall of the House of Dixie , 107-140, 193-283. ^Ayers, “What We Talk About When We Talk About the South,” 37 -63. Assignments: Blog Post #2 Due (First Thoughts before class; entire assignment on blog 48 hrs after class). MONDAY, NOV. 9 WHO FOUGHT AND WHY? Part I: Questions and expectations: 1) How did changes in the war effort effect how soldiers on each side justified their commitment?; 2) Select what you believe was the most important event in terms of soldiers and the Civil War; 3) As always, please be prepared with examples from the documents. Reading Due: Manning, What This Cruel War Was Over , 3-221. ^Photos of soldiers plus excerpts from Charles Minor Blackford, James Brisbin, US Sanitary Commission. ^ Lincoln, “Letter to Grant, 9 Aug. 1863,” Order of Retaliation (30 July 1863), and “Letter to Salmon Chase, 2 Sept. 1863,” 143 -149.

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