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The Significance of Reconstruction after the Civil War in American history

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IDEAS-CWSC Gilder Lehrman public lecture

Date: Tuesday 15 January 2008
Time:
6:30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Eric Foner
Chair: Professor Michael Cox

Reconstruction after the Civil War is the least-known era in the American past. Professor Foner explains why an understanding of reconstruction is essential to knowledge of the course of American history, and American society today.

Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is one of the USA's most prominent historians. He received his doctoral degree at Columbia under the supervision of Richard Hofstadter. His most recent book is Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction (2005).

Podcast and Transcript

A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel.

The next lecture organised by IDEAS will take place on Tuesday 5 February and is entitled Measuring American Power in Today's Fractured World.

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