Category Reconstruction

The Second Founding

Here’s Professor Eric Foner discussing the Reconstruction Amendments. As always, he’s excellent. The video’s description reads, “Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talked about his book, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, in which he looked at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments added to the Constitution during the Reconstruction Era.”


Here’s an excellent episode of “Backstory” with Professor Eric Foner discussing the Reconstruction Amendments with host Professor Edward Ayers. You can access the program here.

Civil War Talk Radio Episode1606: Private Confederacies

Here’s a really good interview on “Civil War Talk Radio” between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz of East Carolina University and guest Professor James Broomall of Shepherd University and the Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War regarding Dr. Broomall’s latest book, Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern […]

The Rogue Historian Episode #70 Immigration, the Civil War, and Blogging Reconstruction

Here is an outstanding podcast discussion between host Dr. Keith Harris and Patrick Young, Esq., who writes The Reconstruction Era Blog. They get into blogging, Reconstruction, the recent Earl Hess article, and Ulysses S. Grant and his General Orders Number Eleven. Give it a listen. You can access the podcast here.

Lessons of the Reconstruction Era

Here are Professors Eric Foner and Thavolia Glymph speaking to the US Commission on Civil Rights about Reconstruction. This is an excellent discussion. The video’s description reads, “The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hosted a program titled, “Lessons of the Reconstruction Period for Today’s Civil Rights Debates.” Historians Eric Foner and Thavolia Glymph discussed the […]

Reconstruction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Here’s a very short video from Prager University of Dr. Allen C. Guelzo giving a short overview of Reconstruction. There are links at the bottom of the page for a transcript of the video, the sources for the statements, and a study guide keyed for students at the secondary level. You can access the video […]

Fresh Aire ‘Second Founding’ Examines How Reconstruction Remade The Constitution

Here’s interviewer par excellence Terry Gross speaking with the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Professor Eric Foner of Columbia University on his new book discussing the Reconstruction Amendments. You can access the program at this link.