Series
American Experience
Episode
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War
Raw Footage
Interview with Eric Foner, Historian, Columbia University
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
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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. Foner talks about expansion of industry, cotton economy, John R. Lynch elected to Congress, raising taxes to pay for social services, corruption, election of Ulysses S. Grant, violence and opposition to Reconstruction, the Ku Klux Klan and the White League, Amos Ackerman and efforts against the Klan, the Fifteenth Amendment, sharecropping and overproduction of cotton.
Topics
History
Race and Ethnicity
Politics and Government
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
0:48:42
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Release Agent: WGBH Educational Foundation
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WGBH
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Duration: 0:48:42

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Citations
Chicago: “American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Interview with Eric Foner, Historian, Columbia University,” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed March 22, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-qf8jd4qs46.
MLA: “American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Interview with Eric Foner, Historian, Columbia University.” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. March 22, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-qf8jd4qs46>.
APA: American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Interview with Eric Foner, Historian, Columbia 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-qf8jd4qs46