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date: 12 July 2020

Reconstruction, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
J. Morgan KousserJ. Morgan Kousser

the attempt to rebuild and reform the South politically, economically, and socially after the Civil War, and to refashion race relations throughout the nation. Historians of the era have focused on four questions: How much change occurred between the antebellum and postbellum eras? Was Reconstruction too radical or too conservative? When did it start and end? How and why did it fail?... ...

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