AMST 4671

AMST 4671

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

The Civil War haunts the United States. Its legacy still drives protests over confederate monuments. Nineteenth-century writers and artists confronted war in their own backyards. Taking advantage of our location in Washington, we will consider how present day memorials and re-enactments keep the war alive, as well as reading 19th century poetry and novels. Looking at photographs and political cartoons gives a visual resonance to the iconography of national violence. We will visit archives at the Library of Congress, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the National Museum of African American History. And we will read newspaper coverage from the 2018-2019 debates over monuments. This class satisfies the pre-1900 requirement in American Studies as well as the capstone seminar requirement.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4671

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16305AMST 4671  SEM 101

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.