Creating the Global Color Line: How Reconstruction in the United States Influenced the Development of European Empires in Africa

Global Reconstruction resulted in new concentrations of power and wealth, but not because powerful men imposed their will on a passive world. These were rather provisional crossproducts of popular struggles for democracy and autonomy and opposing elite struggles to maintain their authority in a changing world.

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This lecture reveals how Reconstruction after the Civil War was not only a turning point in the history of the United States, but also in the history of imperialism and anti-imperialism in the Atlantic world.


Civil War and Reconstruction Transnational and Comparative

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