Here’s your chance to get an in-depth look at the US civil conflict of the mid 19th century with a masterful teacher. Yale historian David Blight is the lecturer for the spring 2008 course, The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877 (website).
Blight is an eloquent speaker who uses the poetry, speeches and letters of the Civil War era to dramatize his talks. If you’ve ever wondered why so many people find the US Civil War so endlessly fascinating, this course is the answer.
Like all of Yale University’s free online courses, this course comes with a syllabus, and a choice of audio or video lecture downloads.
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