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RECONSTRUCTIONSheds light on the often misrepresented story of Reconstruction


America after the Civil War

Renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents a documentary series that sheds light on the often-misrepresented story of Reconstruction, exploring the transformative years following the Civil War when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of both profound destruction and revolutionary social change. Highlighting the struggles of African Americans who fought their way out of slavery and challenged the nation to live up to the founding ideals of democracy, freedom, and equality, the programs move from the initial period after the Civil War when blacks could build businesses, become educated, exercise their right to vote, and run for public office, to the former Confederates' backlash that resulted in rampant violence and a rollback of voting rights. Grades 7 and up. English SDH subtitles. Color and black-and-white. Total time: approximately 240 minutes. PBS. ©2019.

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PBS603DV-WBSSS 9781531710033 2 DVDs (widescreen) $29.99

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