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Reconstruction and its Legacies The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

    • History

    The Significance of Reconstruction after the Civil War

    The Significance of Reconstruction after the Civil War

    Reconstruction after the Civil War was America's first attempt at an interracial democracy. DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University Eric Foner explains why an understanding of Reconstruction-- and why it failed -- is critical to understanding the civil rights movement of the twentieth century.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    • video
    The Changing Views of Reconstruction

    The Changing Views of Reconstruction

    • 3 min
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    Reconstruction and Its Legacy

    Reconstruction and Its Legacy

    • 4 min

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