HIST 1028: Race, Capitalism, and the Coming of the Civil War





Professor Walter Johnson

Tues & Thurs, 12 pm - 1:15 pm 

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This course treats the history of the 19th-century US and the Civil War in light of the history of US imperialism, especially the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the illegal invasions of Cuba and Nicaragua in the 1850s. Likewise, it relates the history of slavery in the US to the Haitian Revolution, the Louisiana Purchase, Indian removal, Atlantic cotton, land and money markets, and the hemispheric history of antislavery.