"Reconstruction: America After the Civil War"
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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This course is based upon an excellent four-episode video series, "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which aired in 2019 on PBS. The series explores what happened to the former slaves after they were freed at the end of the US Civil War in 1865. The instructor will be streaming each episode, one per class, pausing the video about every five minutes to discuss what has been presented. We will focus on little-known information such as how well blacks did politically and socially during the first 10 years after the Civil War, the period known as Reconstruction. These rights were gradually and systematically taken away by Southern whites and by Northerners who were losing interest or just did not know of the plight of the blacks. This second post-war period was known as the Jim Crow era. This history has a direct bearing on what we hear in the news today. A lively but respectful discussion of these big thoughts is encouraged. Our goal is to learn from the video and each other!

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Class Sections For "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (OSHER 713)

Spring 2023 Section 1, Starting on: 01/17/2023

Instructor: Mark Rothacher. Class meets online via Zoom. A link will be emailed a few days before the first class begins.

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/17/23 - 02/21/23 T 9:30 am -11:00 am Online
Tuition: $99.00      

Instructor: Staff

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