Reconstruction: America After the Civil War explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy.Program Website
Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896
Racist imagery saturated popular culture and Southern propaganda manipulated the story.
The aftermath of the Civil War was bewildering, exhilarating . . . and terrifying.
Post-Civil War America was a new world.