Reconstruction and the Origins of Jim Crow

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Reconstruction is a critical period in American history, and also among the most misunderstood. Masur discusses the challenges Americans faced after the abolition of slavery, the era’s bold effort to create a multiracial democracy, and the fierce opposition that ultimately brought that experiment down. This lecture challenges the conventional idea that Reconstruction ended in 1877.


1865-1900 Civil War and Reconstruction

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