1. The American Civil War – Jim Williams
5 weeks, Mondays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6 from 9 to 11 AM. This course will focus on broad themes related to the American Civil War, 1861-1865 and Reconstruction, such as the events of 1860-61, the Union, the Confederacy and Slavery. Other topics will include Diplomacy, the U.S. Navy and AntietamTurning Points, the events of 1865 and the Failure of Reconstruction.
Jim Williams has taught ILR courses regularly since 2008. He taught AP American History for 30 years at the high school level in Pennsylvania. He has read extensively many current books and articles on the Civil War since 2000.