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Reconstruction: America After The Civil War

Reconstruction: America After The Civil War

Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for this exploration of the transformative years following the Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/1d_6Rr0LW_utfW29guxtyw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The aftermath of the Civil War was bewildering, exhilarating . . . and terrifying. African Americans had played a crucial role in saving the Union and now, as the country grappled with the terms and implications of Reconstruction, they struggled to breathe life into their hard-won freedom. The... /episodes/get/91175 /episode/91175 Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 1 /episode-player/91175

Experience the aftermath of the Civil War - a bewildering, exhilarating and terrifying time. For African Americans, despite their hard-won freedom, support for their social, economic and political gains did not last.

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Tue, 04/09/2019 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/h9qNxNvNn7fXvFmtlGdWAA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Post-Civil War America was a new world. For African Americans living in the former Confederacy, Reconstruction was what historian W. E. B. Du Bois once described as their “brief moment in the sun.” But support for the social, economic, and political gains they achieved didn’t last long. A... /episodes/get/92469 /episode/92469 Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 2 /episode-player/92469

Post-Civil War America was a new world.

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Tue, 04/09/2019 - 04:00
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Sat Jun 8th, 1:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/5m7RvLYKRCJoSl7Pe4o57Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896, a transitional period that saw visions of a “New South” set the stage for the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction’s legal and political legacy. While some African Americans attempted to migrate, the vast majority remained in... /episodes/get/91432 /episode/91432 Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 1 /episode-player/91432

Explore the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction's legal and political legacy, and see how African Americans fought back using artistic expression to put forward a "New Negro" for a new century.

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Tue, 04/09/2019 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/R-dau5f48XjFqo1RMASeZw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The turn of the century is known as the ‘nadir’ of race relations, when white supremacy was ascendant and African Americans faced both physical and psychological oppression. Racist imagery saturated popular culture and Southern propaganda manipulated the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction.... /episodes/get/92660 /episode/92660 Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 2 /episode-player/92660

Racist imagery saturated popular culture and Southern propaganda manipulated the story.

Air date:
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 04:00
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