Reconstruction

By the Standard of Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment, Trump’s Would be a No-Brainer by Patrick Rael

A President came to office under a cloud, to help govern a badly divided nation. But he squabbled with his own party, which controlled both houses in Congress, and abused the pardon power in ways that emboldened white supremacists and… Continue Reading By the Standard of Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment, Trump’s Would be a No-Brainer by Patrick Rael

Violence After Victory: Reconstruction Scholarship at the OAH by William Horne

The streets, sidewalks, and facades of New Orleans’ famous Canal Street repeatedly bore witness to terrible outbursts of violence throughout the Reconstruction Era, as ex-Confederates tried to overturn the egalitarian reforms of Reconstruction through bloodshed and intimidation. Several of the… Continue Reading Violence After Victory: Reconstruction Scholarship at the OAH by William Horne

Postscript to “Reconstructing Memory” by Page Putnam Miller and Jennifer Whitmer Taylor

The March 2017 issue of The Journal of the Civil War Era includes the article “Reconstructing Memory: The Attempt to Designate Beaufort, South Carolina the National Park’s First Reconstruction Unit.” It addresses a vigorous effort at the national and local… Continue Reading Postscript to “Reconstructing Memory” by Page Putnam Miller and Jennifer Whitmer Taylor