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Major Historical Trends: The South after Reconstruction

Professor Neil Heyman

This quarter we will be reading David Blight's Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Professor Blight, who teaches at Yale, is one of our most prominent scholars specializing in the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. This work deals with what our society has remembered, correctly or incorrectly, about the nation's greatest internal trauma. Our text has been hailed by numerous critics as “the most comprehensive and insightful study of the memory of the Civil War yet to appear.” They have called it both “timely and troubling” and containing “an entirely appropriate measure of indignation.” The book is available in paperback from Amazon. There are three copies in the San Diego Public Library.

April 10 3: Prologue, chapters 1–3
April 24 : Chapters 4–6
May 8: Chapters 7-8
May 22: Chapters 9-10
June 6: Epilogue

Instructor: Neil Heyman, Professor Emeritus of History at San Diego State University, received his BA in history summa cum laude from Yale and his PhD from Stanford. He is a specialist in the history of the twentieth century, World War I, and history through film. He has published five books as well as numerous articles and reviews, and has led this popular Osher history seminar for many years.

Course Number: OSHR-70037   Credit: 0 units

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04/10/2017 - 06/05/2017 In-class 123331 $0.00  

Day and Time: Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla