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Reconstruction: The Second Civil War

Reconstruction: The Second Civil War

This companion site to the PBS special "Reconstruction: The Second Civil War" offers insights into late 19th century American history. Topics include the Civil War, slavery, abolition, race relations, definitions of freedom and citizenship, civil rights, black suffrage and election to political office, impeachment, regional political differences, the cotton economy, nation building after war, sharecropping, federal government intervention in the states, and more. The site offers primary sources, a Q&A section with responses from prominent historians, bibliographies, links to related web sites, and a teacher's guide.


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