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July 2019

The Civil War in American History and Literature

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - July 12 @ 3:30 pm
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, this course examines the literature and political thought of the American Civil War to understand how different representations of the War and its causes informed national identity, not only in the time of conflict, but also in its subsequent legacy. Key political figures, activists, and writers of the time include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, John C. Calhoun, and Abraham Lincoln. In the years since the…

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The World Wars in American History and Literature

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - July 19 @ 3:30 pm
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course examines the two wars that shaped and reshaped the American experience of the 20th century. Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, the course will look at both the battlefield and domestic experience of the war, as well as the issues of civil-military relations, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices. It will consider historical and literary texts such as Wilson’s War Message and Fourteen Points; an African-American soldier’s…

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