2019 WINTER – Revolt of the Planters

Wednesdays at 1:10-2:50pm 
January 16, 23, 30 and February 6

This course requires advance registration and payment.

 

Known as the War Between the States or the War Between the North and the South, even the War of Brother Against Brother, the conflict which tore the Republic asunder within less than a hundred years of its founding is known popularly as…The Civil War. While the above descriptions are true, there is another which captures the political, economic and social aspects of the conflict in a fashion decidedly more accurate — the Revolt of the Planters. 
Such a description lends more to the Jeffersonian versus the Hamiltonian agendas for the future of America.  The former enlists the agrarian agenda, while the latter showcases the desire to industrialize backed by a sound system of finance.  The latter boasts of industrial production, commerce and banking, the former caters to the landed interests, a contradiction waged by the Southern aristocracy versus the burgeoning Northern capitalism.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine in Monroe. He has authored several books, among them On History: A Treatise.