One section is on Zoom and the other is in-person.
Over the last twenty-five years Americans have fought over the display of the Confederate flag and taking down Confederate monuments, debates that reflect a fundamental division over how to interpret the Civil War. While participants will discuss such issues and what the war means to them, the course will focus on exploring the factors behind that division; it will trace the development in the decades after the Civil War of contrasting memoirs of the war among white southerners, white northerners, and African Americans. It will then trace those contesting memoirs into the present and end with one historian’s argument on how best for Americans to interpret the meaning of the war.
Instructor: Gaines Foster
Location: Broadmoor United Methodist Church