Category Reconstruction

The Racist Goals of Confederate Heritage Reconstruction Lies

I saw this article from Professor Henry Louis Gates regarding the racist goals confederate heritage people had with their Reconstruction lies. Par for the course for confederate heritage folks. He starts by telling us, “Reconstruction, the period in American history that followed the Civil War, was an era filled with great hope and expectations, but […]

Confederate Heritagists Lie About Reconstruction Too

I’m sure you’re not surprised, considering the lack of integrity among confederate heritage apologists. In this New Yorker article by Adam Gopnik, we can find a short overview of Reconstruction as presented in a new book by Henry Louis Gates. “Henry Louis Gates, Jr., in his new book, ‘Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the […]

Ex-Confederates and Post-Civil War Pardons

This is Frank J. Williams, former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, speaking at the 2018 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, PA on postwar pardons of former confederates. The video’s description reads, “Author and former jurist Frank Williams looked at the question facing Union leaders in the post-war era: Should ex-Confederates receive pardons? He discussed President […]

WITF Smart Talk Reconstruction: Forgotten history

This is a terrific interview with Professor Allen C. Guelzo on the Harrisburg NPR station, WITF, and their “Smart Talk” program. “The Reconstruction period after the Civil War is generally thought to be from 1865 to 1877.  It’s a time that doesn’t get much attention in the history books, yet it’s a time when decisions […]

Grand Army of the Republic Veterans and Integration

Here’s Professor Barbara Gannon speaking about the Union veterans group, the Grand Army of the Republic, after the Civil War and how they remembered the war. This is another presentation from this past summer’s symposium at Pamplin Park featuring a group of all women historians. The video’s description reads, “Author Barbara Gannon talks about her book, The […]

Andrew Johnson

Here’s Professor Annette Gordon-Reed discussing the life of Andrew Johnson, one of the worst presidents this country has had. This is an excellent presentation. The video’s description reads, “Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed presents a biography of the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson (1865-1869). A Southern Democrat who remained aligned with the Union, Johnson was Abraham Lincoln’s […]

The 1868 Florida State Constitution

Here’s a discussion with Professor Robert Cassanello of the University of Central Florida and Julian Chambliss, a professor of English at Michigan State University about the 1868 Florida Constitution and its impact on Reconstruction in that state. There is some really good information here. You can access the podcast here.