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Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

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Reconstruction: America After the Civil War explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy.

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From Dorothy Rabinowitz at Wall Street Journal:

A rich four hours, including the birth and purpose of the Ku Klux Klan, the way in which black Americans responded, and without anything resembling a dull moment. Full Review

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