Series
American Experience
Episode
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War
Raw Footage
Interview with Nell Irvin Painter, Historian, Princeton 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. Painter talks about the link between Reconstruction and democracy, freedom and lost friends and family, changes in labor, Gertrude Thomas and shock at discovering slaves were not happy working for her, competition for work, black soldiers as liberators and the Mass 54th, whites disturbed by black soldiers, the land crisis, Tunis Campbell and black settlement, how complexion can divide black people.
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
0:36:20
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Release Agent: WGBH Educational Foundation
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WGBH
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Duration: 0:36:20

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Citations
Chicago: “American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Interview with Nell Irvin Painter, Historian, Princeton University,” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 18, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-s756d5qh6s.
MLA: “American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Interview with Nell Irvin Painter, Historian, Princeton University.” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 18, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-s756d5qh6s>.
APA: American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Interview with Nell Irvin Painter, Historian, Princeton 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-s756d5qh6s