Series
American Experience
Episode
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War
Raw Footage
Interview with David W. Blight, Historian, Yale University
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
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Description
In the tumultuous years after the Civil War (1863-77), America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and how to bring former slaves into the life of the country. Blight talks about Reconstruction as a referendum on the meaning of the Civil War, the Thirteenth Amendment and emancipation, dealing with all the deaths from the war, Walt Whitman, William Sherman, Garrison Frazier, Field Order No. 15, Sherman's March, the South in chaos, relationships between former masters and former slaves.
Subjects
American history, African Americans, civil rights, racism, Reconstruction, Confederacy, voting rights, slavery, emancipation
Rights
(c) 2004-2017 WGBH Educational Foundation
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
0:47:44
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Release Agent: WGBH Educational Foundation
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WGBH
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Duration: 0:47:44

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Citations
Chicago: “American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Interview with David W. Blight, Historian, Yale University,” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 21, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-2r3nv9b373.
MLA: “American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Interview with David W. Blight, Historian, Yale University.” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 21, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-2r3nv9b373>.
APA: American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Interview with David W. Blight, Historian, Yale University. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-2r3nv9b373