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Reconstruction -- a podcast, a video, and possible primary (and secondary) sources

Here's an interview with Eric Foner, who has a complicated view of the assessment of the Reconstruction era. The second half of the podcast has some key information and critiques of the Reconstruction Amendments (13, 14, 15) that should help you decide how to proceed in your plans. (If you click on the link above, you should also see a transcript which might be faster in finding what you need.)

This PDF (below ) has a set of primary and secondary sources which can be used in your presentation:

Data source: University of Virginia Geospatial and Statistical Data Center. United States Historical Census Data Browser.

Finally, here is a relevant example on how two historians THOROUGHLY analyze a primary source (h/t to Kevin Levin). This well-designed presentation features a conversation between Dr. Kimberly Kutz Elliott and Dr. Beth Harris:


Shareable Google doc click here. Read Chapter 16 of OpenStax and bring any questions you have to class.

Student leaders are listed in bold italics at the top of each group. Group "names" are optional and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the named characters! Click here for a copy of the planning document (optional). Here's a short video on the extraordinary era of Reconstruction featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Eric Foner.

This radio piece is from a very recent interview with Steve Luxenberg, author of the recently released Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation. It may guide your understanding of 19th C. racial politics and Supreme Court decisions.

Addendum: as mentioned in class, here are three writers grappling with the case for reparations:
  1. David Brooks
  2. Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. Charles Ogletree