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One-Day Seminar: Reconstructing the South hosted by Middle Georgia RESA (Held Online)
January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
As the Civil War progressed and Union forces gained control of territory in states that had seceded from the Union during the winter of 1860-61, the question arose as to how that territory and its people – slave and free – should be dealt with. This issue became more pressing as the war ended. President Lincoln encouraged reconciliation, and a respect for the constitutional limits of the authority of the President, the Congress and the states. Other Republicans believed that the South had to be reconstructed in a fundamental way.
Join us at the (virtual) table as we examine several original sources that illuminate both sides of this historical debate. Participants will receive an e-copy of the readings to prepare for the seminar discussion (found here).