Mississippi River Towns: Natchez to Oak Alley

The Mississippi has provided America with much history. We start from Natchez, prominent in the antebellum South and make our way down the mighty Mississippi to the plantation of Oak Alley, learning about slavery, riverboats, levees, cotton and its role in the Civil War.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  • Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
  • Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain
  • The Civil War in 50 Objects, Harold Holzer, Viking Penguin 2013
  • New Orleans, Lonely Planet
  • The Illustrated History of the Civil War, William J. Miller and Brian C. Pohanka, Time Life, 2000
  • The Civil War (film), Ken Burns, 1991


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Mississippi River
  • Delta Blues
  • American Civil War
  • Plantations
  • Slavery
  • Natchez and St. Francisville.
  • Planning your own trip on the Mississippi River.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of travels on the Mississippi River.
$39 Limited

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