Civil War and Reconstruction

Edward Ayers talked about the end of the Civil War and the dawn of the Reconstruction era. He contended that Reconstruction began as early as the summer and fall of 1864. Mr.… read more

Civil War and Reconstruction Edward Ayers talked about the end of the Civil War and the dawn of the Reconstruction era. He contended that Reconstruction began as early as the summer and fall of 1864. Mr. Ayers pointed to the Republican party expanding to include Democrats who supported the Union war effort, leading to Abraham Lincoln’s landslide re-election. He also spoke about Union victories on the battlefield, including the fall of Atlanta and the Shenandoah Valley campaign.

“Reckoning with Reconstruction and Its Sesquicentennial” was a part of the American Civil War Museum’s 2016 symposium “The Road from Appomattox: Political Violence, Military Conflict, and National Reunion,” a day-long symposium held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. close

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Program ID:
404846-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 12, 2016 | 10:27am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 01, 2016 | 12:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 12, 2016 | 10:27am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 12, 2016 | 5:58pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 20, 2016 | 7:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 21, 2016 | 3:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 31, 2016 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 01, 2016 | 12:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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