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Reconstruction: Conclusion

We discuss the decisions and events leading to the end of formal Reconstruction, culminating with the corrupt bargain ending the election of 1876 and the continuing attacks on multiracial democracy in America. We conclude by reflecting on the legacy of Reconstruction era amendments, the lingering effects of historical attempts to misrepresent and erase that legacy, and the unfinished work they represent.

Participants: Harry Sandick, Jon Hatch