Teaching the Civil War Era in Global Context: A Discussion

Teaching the Civil War Era in Global Context: A Discussion fo rum Teaching the Civil War Era in Global Context A Discussion david m. prior, robert e. bonner, sarah e. cornell, don h. doyle, niels eichhorn, andre m. fleche The drive to understand U.S. history in global context, on the march since the 1990s, is having a growing impact on scholarship on the Civil War era, as is evidenced by the pages of this journal and others, conference panels, and recent dissertations and books. We also now have surveys of America's place in world history--including those by Thomas Bender, Carl Guarneri, and Ian Tyrrell--and Atlantic history textbooks that address the Civil War era. What has received less attention, however, is whether and how to teach the Civil War era in global context.1 Here, six scholars discuss this topic based on their diverse experiences designing courses, mentoring students, and pursuing research. David Prior, the moderator, began organizing this discussion in February 2013. The conversation itself took place from June 10 to June 26 through a webpage that allowed the moderator and the participants to post comments and questions in sequence. The moderator and the journal's editors edited it for length, in consultation with the participants. This final version has http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Teaching the Civil War Era in Global Context: A Discussion

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fo rum Teaching the Civil War Era in Global Context A Discussion david m. prior, robert e. bonner, sarah e. cornell, don h. doyle, niels eichhorn, andre m. fleche The drive to understand U.S. history in global context, on the march since the 1990s, is having a growing impact on scholarship on the Civil War era, as is evidenced by the pages of this journal and others, conference panels, and recent dissertations and books. We also now have surveys of America's place in world history--including those by Thomas Bender, Carl Guarneri, and Ian Tyrrell--and Atlantic history textbooks that address the Civil War era. What has received less attention, however, is whether and how to teach the Civil War era in global context.1 Here, six scholars discuss this topic based on their diverse experiences designing courses, mentoring students, and pursuing research. David Prior, the moderator, began organizing this discussion in February 2013. The conversation itself took place from June 10 to June 26 through a webpage that allowed the moderator and the participants to post comments and questions in sequence. The moderator and the journal's editors edited it for length, in consultation with the participants. This final version has

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Published: Feb 5, 2015

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