The Era of Reconstruction was a defining period in the most misunderstood passage in the nation’s history. The terrible story of the post-war years (1865-1877) begins with the bizarre creation of West Virginia and ends with a political compromise that established the contours of modern American culture. By all accounts, Reconstruction was a failure, and the central figure became the former slave, who was caught between a northern culture that embraced modernity and a southern culture that rejected it. Nonetheless, Americans reunited after the war and found themselves in a modern capitalist nation.
Dr. Engle is the Program Director of the Alan B. Larkin Symposium and moderated the question and answer portion of the lecture presented by the former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, in 2012.
|Lecture # F1W2|
|Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.|
| ||Place:||Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus|
| ||Dates:||Wednesday — Nov. 6, 2013|
| ||Time:||9:45 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.|
| ||Fee:||$20 / member; $30 / non-member|