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HISTORY 282 - HISTORY OF VIRGINIA II (3 CR.)

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:  

Examines the cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth from the Early National period to the present. Preferable, but not mandatory, that courses be taken sequentially. Lecture 3 hours per week.

 MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED: 

Election of 1800 & Gabrielís Rebellion

The Virginia Dynasty & the Old Republicans

Virginiaís Economy-Transition from Tobacco

Democratizing the Old Dominion/The Convention of 1829-1830

Slavery & Nat Turnerís Rebellion

Virginia & the Sectional Crisis

Civil War Virginia/Creation of West Virginia

Reconstruction & Readjustment/Mahone

The New South: Coal Camps, Shipyards, Railroads & Tobacco

Jim Crow Virginia/Progressive Virginia/Constitution of 1902

The Rise of the Byrd Machine

Virginia, the Great Depression & the New Deal

Virginia & World War II

The Civil Rights Movement in Virginia/Massive Resistance

 Suburbia/The Military Industrial Complex

The End of the Byrd Machine/The Re-emergence of the Republicans

The New Dominion

 COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

 3 ESSAY EXAMS  (25%, 25%, 25%)

HISTORIC SITE PAPER (15%)

CLASS PARTICIPATION (10%)

 REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

RONALD HEINEMANN, ET. AL., OLD DOMINION, NEW COMMONWEALTH: A HISTORY OF VIRGINIA  paperback.

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