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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

PBS American Experience -- Reconstruction: The Second Civil War

The painful process of Reconstruction throughout the American South after the U.S. Civil War is one of the most poorly understood events of 19th century American history, and this fine website produced by WGBH (to complement the documentary released as part of the American Experience series) for PBS explores many of the complex themes of this period. The materials on the site are divided into ten...
Digital Durham

Durham, North Carolina has been the subject of many scholarly works, and its particular location and context makes it a compelling place for persons interested in examining urbanization, immigration, industrialization, and emancipation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Created by Duke University and the North Carolina State Library, this digital archive presents a cornucopia of primary...
Mapping Occupation

Mapping Occupation, a digital history project created by Gregory P. Downs and Scott Nesbit, provides groundbreaking insight into the role of the U.S. Army in the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Part spatial narrative, part exploratory map, there are many ways to experience this resource. Readers may like to explore the site in order, starting with and absorbing the home page before...
Open Yale Courses: The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877

This course, taught by Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, traces the American Civil War from its antecedents in the 1840s to its effects in the late 1870s. Taking into account national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, and moral meanings that the war has...