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Open Yale Courses - David Blight
HIST 119
The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877
Professor David Blight. Open Yale Courses. The causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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4.5 stars from 177 ratings
As a Canadian with only cursory knowledge of this topic, I was spellbound. This is an excellent series that provides a powerful picture of a pivotal time in American history. I have started listening to it again as I’m sure I didn’t take it all in the first time. Thank you for making this...Read full review »
JaTribe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/21
Dr. Blight is a wonderful lecturer who discusses history in a way that is simultaneously thought provoking and informative. I truly look forward to listening to this and now want to read everything he’s written. It is also fun to hear references to current events in 2008 (when this was recorded)...Read full review »
CorySC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/21
The Civil War and Reconstruction
Very thorough, eye-opening account of the events that resulted in the Civil War, the war period, and the ideals, resistance and collapse of efforts to build a new, equitable southern society after the war.
polyester27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/20
Recent Episodes
Professor Blight finishes his lecture series with a discussion of the legacies of the Civil War. Since the nineteenth century, Blight suggests, there have been three predominant strains of Civil War memory, which Blight defines as reconciliationist, white supremacist, and emancipationist. The war...
Published 08/25/17
Having dealt with the role of violence and the Supreme Court in bringing about the end of Reconstruction in his last lecture, Professor Blight now turns to the role of national electoral politics, focusing in particular on the off-year Congressional election of 1874 and the Presidential election...
Published 08/25/17
This lecture focuses on the role of white southern terrorist violence in brining about the end of Reconstruction. Professor Blight begins with an account the Colfax Massacre. Colfax, Louisiana was the sight of the largest mass murder in U.S. history, when a white mob killed dozens of African...
Published 08/25/17
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