HIST 128: History of US Through the Civil War

Instructor: Michael Hill

Day & Time:
Lecture: M/W
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Discussion Sections Held on Fridays

KU Core Goal 3H
Category I
Painting of Colonists and Indigenous people gathered

History of US Through the Civil War  

This course examines the history of the United States from Indigenous-European contact to the end of the American Civil War. Students will learn about the interactions between Native Americans and European colonists and how those relations shaped the future of the continent; the American Revolution and Federalist Era; the social, economic, and political growth of the young United States; and the simmering decades-long conflict that culminated in the Civil War. Instead of focusing on names and dates, this course will seek to better explain the complex circumstances, cultures, and people that converged in the past to create the foundations of the present-day United States.