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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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AM 254 - The South


Credits: 3
An exploration of the development of the distinctive culture of the southern region of the United States. The course examines myths and legends of the Old South, including those surrounding the origins of the plantation system, southern womanhood, and the development of the slave and free communities of the region in the antebellum period. Topics include the myths and legends of the New South, the legacy of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the imposition of segregation, modernization of agriculture and industry, and the migration of African-Americans northward. The course culminates in a study of the civil rights movement, and recent demographic, economic, and political changes.
Note(s): (Fulfills social sciences requirement.)
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