Battle Over Reconstruction
This event was part of the annual summer symposium hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute.
Mark Summers talked about the political battles surrounding Reconstruction and how the era has been understood through history. Mr. Summers used political cartoons, newspaper headlines, and individual anecdotes from the period to illustrate the primary topics of debate and how many of the issues argued are still relevant today. He also looked at some of Reconstruction’s key political figures, such as Massachusetts Republican Senator Charles Sumner.
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Peter S. Carmichael Director Gettysburg College->Civil War Institute
Mark Wahlgren Summers Professor University of Kentucky->History Department
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