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The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877
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4.6 stars from 592 ratings
Beautifully done and highly engaging
marissa alexandria via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/18
A "Must Listen"
A must listen history course.
macdog-Canada via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/09/17
David Blight knows this subject inside and out and is a pleasure to listen to.
Motuprt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/17
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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 10/14/09
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...
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