Some professors take their undergraduates on day-long outings or extended field trips to historical sites. Julie Mujic, assistant professor of history at Sacred Heart University (along with her colleague Jennifer McLaughlin) has been experimenting with a different kind of trip… Continue Reading Undergraduates out in the Field: A Q&A with Julie Mujic
by Adam Arenson Civil War courses tend to start and end with the American West. Whether the course starts from Native-newcomer encounters, the importation of African slaves or the U.S. War with Mexico, the western-expansion history of Euroamerican land… Continue Reading Syllabus Hacker: The American West and the Civil War
By Mitchell Klingenberg It was my good fortune to teach United States History to 1877 last academic term to a class of seven. These students were aspiring businessmen, language speech pathologists, doctors, and teachers. They came from California, Tennessee, Texas,… Continue Reading Can We Teach Civil War History Using Novels?
By James Marten As one of deans of children’s history said in a Washington Post article many years ago, “Childhood is where we catch a culture in high relief,” and that is as true for the Civil War as it… Continue Reading Syllabus Hacker: Children, Childhood, and the American Civil War
By George Rable “Both [sides] read the same Bible and pray to the same God,” said Abraham Lincoln in his second inaugural address. But scholars and teachers have more often quoted Lincoln’s words than attempted to incorporate this insight into… Continue Reading Syllabus Hacker: Religion and the Civil War