Reynolds Professor Paul D. Escott
Civil War, 19th Century US
132 Manchester Hall; 758-5505
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B.A. Harvard College 1969
M.A. Duke University 1972
Ph.D. Duke University 1974
Wake Forest University. Reynolds Professor (1990-present); Professor (1988-1990)
UNC-Charlotte. Charles H. Stone Professor of American History (1987-88); Professor (1983-1987); Associate Professor (1979-1983); Assistant Professor (1974-1979)
Wake Forest University. Dean of the College (1995-2004)
UNC-Charlotte. Chair of History Department (1985-1988)
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- “What Shall We Do with the Negro?”: Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009).
- The Confederacy: The Slaveholders’ Failed Venture (Santa Barbara: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2010).
- Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Span and the United States (Gainseville: The University Press of Florida, 2014).
- Lincoln’s Dilemma: Slavery, Racism, and Equality in the Civil War Era (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014).
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- HST 263 The Civil War and Reconstruction
This course examines the political and military events of the war and the economic, social, and political readjustments that followed.
- HST 368 The Sectional Crisis, 1820-1860
This course examines the deepening crisis that led to Civil War in the United States, with special attention to politics, culture, reform, economics, and questions of causation, responsibility, or inevitability.
- HST 390 The Confederacy
This course provides research opportunities for students in the political, social, cultural, and military history of the Confederacy. The end product of this course will be a well-written and well-argued 25 – 30 page paper based on primary and relevant secondary sources.
- HST 390 The Road to Civil War
This seminar will provide opportunities to research the deepening sectional conflict that led to civil war in 19th century America. Resources are abundant for studying the political, social, and cultural causes of conflict.
- HST 391 Honors Seminar
This seminar examines the problems of historical synthesis and interpretation. Permission of Instructor is required to enroll in this course.