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One-Day Seminar: Reconstruction: Four Core Documents hosted by Teaching American History (Held Online)
April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on April 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
One event on April 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm
One event on May 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm
“Before Union victory in the Civil War was assured, President Abraham Lincoln and his advisors were turning their attention to “reconstruction” in the South. It would be a time for reconciling the North and South, bringing the formerly rebellious Southern governments back into their proper relation with the union, and protecting the basic civil rights of freedmen, blacks, and Unionists in those Southern states. Each of these goals would be difficult in its own right. Reconstruction demanded them all, and that they all be done at the same time. It is no wonder, then, that Lincoln had been heard to say that Reconstruction posed the greatest question ever presented to practical statesmanship.”
Reconstruction: TAH Core Document Collection
The questions facing the United States during Reconstruction were some of the most perplexing any nation has ever faced. The answers contemporary Americans offered are contained in the documents of the era. Join us at the (Virtual) table as we discuss the documents. Teachers are invited to participate in one, some, or all of the sessions. The focus of each session will be devoted to one significant document chosen by an expert scholar.
All attendees of this free Seminar will be provided with a certificate for continuing education and a digital copy of the agenda and documents (found here).