Welcome to the course website for HIST688: Digital Methods for Antebellum Military History (but if it’s ok with you, I’m going to ditch the “digital methods for” part of the title; we will do digital stuff but as a means to an end, not an end to itself).

This is an online course, where we’ll divide our time between synchronous and asynchronous activities. These activities will all direct our learning toward some specific objectives.

By the end of this class, you will:

  • Analyze how the antebellum military was used to cement American principles, explicit and implicit.
  • Evaluate the impact of the military on the antebellum United States and world.
  • Create a piece of digital historical storytelling about the antebellum military.