Keep in mind that the grade you receive on your papers is only a portion of your overall grade for the course, and you are free to retake the proctored final exam as well if you choose.
Below you will find prompts and instructions for submitting one of your essays.
The Civil War left a lasting impact on the United States, shaping the next several decades for the country.
You should receive your essay grade within one week.
If you are not satisfied with the score you receive on your paper, you may revise or rewrite them and resubmit them for grading using the same submission form above.
Please write your paper in the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) format.
As part of your research, you may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least five credible, outside sources and cite them using CMS format as well.
The recent historiographies of the war and of environment are so curious because they are parallel; that is, they do not intersect.
Military historians preoccupied with combat on specific landscapes almost do environmental history, and environmentally-minded readers may deduce from conventional texts ecological aspects of warfare.
The centennial of the Civil War in the 1960s occasioned defiant displays of the Confederate battle flag, an accelerated and triumphant civil rights movement, and, predictably, opportunistic publication of another huge library of books on the war.
My graduate school mentor, trying to encourage his students to undertake research on other subjects, joked that the Civil War era was overcrowded, there being no conceivable niche not already claimed, except, he declared, The Sex Life of Lincolns Doctors Dog. The African-American experience of the war was only then getting sympathetic attention, along with political issues both large and local.