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American Civil War

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
American Society, History | Comments

I view the American Civil War as the center point of American history. The burning issue of the day was slavery. But the underlying problem was a sense of ambivalence about whether America was really a country, or a group of independent entities. The Civil War established the idea of America as a single nation.

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American Civil War (Lecture Slides)

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Here are the lecture slides for  the American Civil War lecture (above).  You can watch the slides directly online if you like.  But I recommend that you download them to your computer first.  Then open the .pdf in Adobe, go to the View menu, and select "Full Screen Mode."  Then you can use the arrow buttons to move back and forth.

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