OSHR 3125 - The Lost Cause Legacy of the American Civil War (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

After the Civil War a number of ex-Confederate officers, faced by the utter devastation of the South, wrote their memoirs depicting the war as a noble, heroic but sadly hopeless 'Lost Cause.' The story is part myth and part truth and it is widely accepted today. This talk will be a critique of this viewpoint that will highlight its exaggerations and the one major contradiction that it contains.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.