Here’s a pretty good discussion of the interpretation of Reconstruction. The panel includes Professor Eric Foner, Professor Kate Masur, Professor Greg Downs, Jennifer Taylor, who is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina, and Michael Allen of the National Park Service.
The video’s description reads, “Academic and public historians talked about efforts to include the history of Reconstruction in more historic sites and public literature. They described work by the National Park Service and recently published books as part of a larger effort to start a national conversation on the events and effects of the Reconstruction era. ’Interpreting Reconstruction: Challenges and Opportunities’ was a panel of ‘The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory Symposium’ held at the Columbia Museum of Art.”