Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

November 10, 2020

Reconstruction—it is not a well understood period in American history. Post-Civil War America ushered in a new day for Blacks in the South. However, as described by W.E.B DuBois, it was a “brief moment in the sun.” Reconstruction: America after the Civil War is a four-hour PBS series that was first broadcast in the spring of 2019. This week’s feature is a two-minute preview with Henry Louis Gates introducing the series. A closely related resource is the Gates book Stony the Road—Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow.