The Importance of Studying Reconstruction to Understand the Civil War

Here’s the second episode of my friend and blogging colleague Pat Young’s new podcast. The Reconstruction Amendments are a lot more important than many Americans realize, and Pat goes into their meaning and effect as part of this podcast. He also discusses the violence of the period.

The episode’s description reads, “The Civil War was one of the most important series of events in United States history, but the struggle initiated by the war did not stop on the date Robert E. Lee surrendered. The next decade saw the conflict continue by other means as African American and White Southerners contended for freedom and power.”

Give it a listen.

You can access the podcast here.


  1. patyoungcarecen2019 · · Reply

    Thanks Al.

    1. You’re very welcome, Pat.

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