U.S. History

"The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era"

Douglas Egerton

About the Program

Douglas Egerton, history professor at LeMoyne College, presents a history of America during Reconstruction.  The author reports that during this time close to 1,500 African-Americans assumed public office; including the first African-American U.S. Senators, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey and Jasper J. Wright who sat on South Carolina’s Supreme Court.   Douglas Egerton speaks at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

About the Authors

Douglas Egerton

Douglas Egerton's books include Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election that Brought on the Civil War.  He is a history professor at LeMoyne College.


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"The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era"

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  • Monday, March 17th at 5:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 23rd at 2:30pm (ET)
  • Monday, February 10th at 7am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 9th at 11pm (ET)
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