HIST 312

Virginia: History and Memory

Prerequisite: HIST 135, HIST 136, HIST 221, or HIST 225. Virginia, home to founding fathers, Civil War battlefields, and former slave plantations, occupies a central if contested position in American cultural memory. This research seminar introduces students to the rich historical scholarship on Virginia's distinctive history and legacy from the pre-colonial period through the civil rights era. Students develop a historical research project drawing on the rich digital, archival, printed and public historical records available locally, in Central Virginia, and online. Offered every third year. This course may not be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option. III.O

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