Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Sep 19, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HST 414 - Seminar in US History: Lincoln: Politician to Pop Icon

Course Units: 1
(Not Offered this Academic Year) Abraham Lincoln has received perhaps the most attention of any U.S. president in both scholarly studies and popular portrayals. Why? This course examines Lincoln during his lifetime: as a man coming of age in Jacksonian America, as an itinerant lawyer, as a fond father and troubled husband, as a politician during a major change in the party system, and as a wartime president. Furthermore, we consider Lincoln’s post-assassination career from martyred president to memorialized and criticized symbol of civil rights to motion picture subject. Students will propose, research, and write a seminar paper that examines an aspect of Abraham Lincoln as a major figure in American history and culture. CC: WAC



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