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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 214 - The Mississippi River in U.S. History

(3 S.H.)

A survey of the significance of the Mississippi River in U.S. history. The course emphasizes the role of the river in Native American life and early European exploration of the Midwest, and the efforts of European powers and the newly created U.S. to control the river. The course also studies the role of the river in economic change, slavery, pre-Civil War immigration, and federal policy. The course will also consider the western theater of the Civil War; the post-war bridging of the river and industrial development along it; and its 20th century flooding, damning, and related controversies.  Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 10. Grade only.

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