American Soldiers in American Wars: History and Memory

This course places the experiences, perspectives, and memories of American soldiers at the center of a historical study of U.S. wars from the Civil War to modern military conflicts. After covering the basic history of each war/conflict, the course will cover various historical interpretations of their origins and causes. The course will place great emphasis on understanding the lived experiences of American soldiers through their journals, letters, diaries, memoirs, interviews, and other primary sources. Finally, the course will also look at historical memory, both through the memories of soldiers themselves and as part of the collective memory of the nation.

Course Details

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
History
Number: 
HIST388-01A
Semester: 
Summer 2019
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 to Tuesday, June 4, 2019