The American Civil War brought out the best creative minds, North and South, as each side adopted new technologies in their quest for victory. During this course, students will learn about the military use of aeronautics, the advent of submersibles, how the telegraph provided a nineteenth-century version of texting, and the vital role of the railroads in moving men and materials. Recommended textbook: Trial by Fire: Science, Technology, and the Civil War. Author: Charles Ross; ISBN 157249185x. Available at the KSU Center bookstore.
Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to a computer with an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. Virtual classes may be recorded.
As a Civil War historian, author, newspaper columnist, and instructor, Michael K. Shaffer remains a member of the Society of Civil War Historians, Historians of the Civil War Western Theater, and Georgia Association of Historians. He serves as a Civil War consultant for the River Line Historic Area and the Friends of Camp McDonald. Shaffer holds BA and MA degrees - with honors -in Military History: Civil War Studies. He frequently lectures to various groups, and currently teaches Civil War courses at Kennesaw State University's College of Continuing and Professional Education.
#1: Technology in the Civil War Online Live
|Start Date||May 01, 2023|
|End Date||May 22, 2023|
|01||Monday, 05/01/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||n/a||Online||Michael Shaffer|
|02||Monday, 05/08/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||n/a||Online||Michael Shaffer|
|03||Monday, 05/15/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||n/a||Online||Michael Shaffer|
|04||Monday, 05/22/2023||07:00 PM - 08:30 PM||n/a||Online||Michael Shaffer|
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