Americans at War: 1860-1865 [S-12-4]

Presenter:Lou Ann Lange
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
Classes: 4 Sessions 1.0 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 05/09, Mon 05/14, Wed 05/16, Mon 05/21
Status: CLOSED

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In this course we examine the run-up to the Civil War, the shift in the nature of Union war aims after Antietam (i.e. after the public announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation), the move toward “hard war” tactics in 1863, and the Union effort to limit the violence by introducing formal “rules of war” (Lieber’s Code). Lastly we look at the issue of post-war grief and the early efforts at commemoration.

Lou Ann Lange teaches American history and war studies at Clarkson University. She has attended both the Military History Instructor’s Course at the Combat Studies Institute, Fort Leavenworth, KS, and the West Point Summer Institute for Military History.

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