This course is a reading-intensive survey of America in the mid- to late nineteenth century. The class will study and explore the factors leading to the division between North and South and the military, social, political, and economic aspects of the war, as well as Reconstruction. The course will also explore the major developments and themes that defined American life between 1870 and 1900. Reading assignments will come from the textbook, as well as from numerous collected primary and secondary Internet source materials.
America: A Concise History, Fourth Edition
Authors: James A. Henretta, David Brody, Lynn Dumenil
Publisher: New York-Bedford/St. Martin's
Ordering Info: This book is available through traditional book sellers.
Joey Shipley is an instructor of English 10 and 11 at Twin Springs High School where he also coaches golf and scholastic bowl. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English as well as a Master of Arts degree in History. Mr. Shipley...