Series
American Experience
Episode
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War
Raw Footage
Second Interview with Clarence E. Walker, Historian, University of California, Davis
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. Walker talks about expectations of freed slaves, failure of Sherman's General Order 15, freedmen wanted wives at home, Andrew Johnson out of step with his party and unwilling to do anything for blacks at the national level, black consumers undermining the notion of black dependence on whites, Northern anxiety about blacks moving north for work, Thirteenth amendment, radical republicans, suspicion of President Johnson, Fourteenth amendment, what is citizenship?, riots and southern intransigents.
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
0:43:23
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Release Agent: WGBH Educational Foundation
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Duration: 0:43:23

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Citations
Chicago: “American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Second Interview with Clarence E. Walker, Historian, University of California, Davis ,” 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-xs5j961h1q.
MLA: “American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Second Interview with Clarence E. Walker, Historian, University of California, Davis .” 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-xs5j961h1q>.
APA: American Experience; Reconstruction: The Second Civil War; Second Interview with Clarence E. Walker, Historian, University of California, Davis . 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-xs5j961h1q