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Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution

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Reconstruction of the country and integrating the newly freed Black population into society, both economically and politically, was the task undertaken by the federal government after the Civil War in what has become known as the Reconstruction Era. For many years, the consensus of most historians has been that this undertaking was a failure due to corruption on the part of the Northern "carpetbaggers" and the "negro incapacity" to properly exercise their newfound political rights. Eric Foner's Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution (Harpers Revised Edition, 2014), a brilliant revisionist history, brings new light to this most complex period in American history, and explains why Reconstruction remains to this day America's unfinished revolution. Join us as we seek to acquire an understanding of this dark period of our past, the legacies of which still reverberate today.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Location
Wieboldt Hall

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Richard Krantz2.Joseph Hinkel 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/8/2021 - 12/8/2021 Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Joseph Hinkel  ; Richard Krantz 
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