2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 318 - The Modern South

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A history of the South from 1865 to the present, showing political, cultural, economic and social changes since the end of the Civil War. Emphasis on the region’s distinctive sense of otherness, its music, literature, cultural traditions and the impact of “modernity” upon the South’s traditions and rituals. This course particularly deals with the challenges of historical memory and the historical importance and variety of perspectives of a “perceived South” from the idyllic region of “moonlight and magnolias” to the nightmare home of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit.” See department chair.