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The End of Reconstruction and the Long-term Cost of Conservative Redemption
April 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evenings with History presented by Carl Moneyhon
Progressive and bi-racial governments created following Congressional intervention in the Reconstruction of the South in 1867 all came to end in the period 1870 to 1875. This talk examines how Conservative and Democratic opponents of these governments used a variety of tactics that included violence, appeals to racial hatred, and charges of government corruption to achieve this end. It also considers the long-term social and economic impact of such tactics on the history of the South and the rest of the nation.