The Civil War after Appomattox

Lecture Description

Although Americans typically imagine that the Civil War concluded with the famous Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, the legal status of war and the use of war powers continued for almost another 6 years. Understanding Reconstruction as a continuation of war and war powers helps us see the boldness of Reconstruction and also the perils of peace that would follow the restoration of civil law between 1868 and 1871.


Civil War and Reconstruction

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