Lecture Description

This talk explores the long unwinding of Reconstruction in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the rise of an overseas American empire. It shows that the fall of Reconstruction in the south was connected to the conquest of the west and the emergence of American imperialism on a global scale. “Jim Crow imperialism” illustrates the long after lives of the overthrow of Reconstruction, when the United States established racial apartheid at home and sought to govern non-white peoples abroad, specifically excluded from the citizenship rights of the Reconstruction amendments and the protections of the United States Constitution.


1865-1900 Civil War and Reconstruction

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