Moneyhon to give lecture on the end of Reconstruction Era

Carl Moneyhon

Dr. Carl Moneyhon, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor and Civil War expert, will give a lecture on the end of the Reconstruction Era in the South on April 2.

The Evenings with History lecture, “The End of Reconstruction and the Long-Term Cost of Conservative Redemption,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St. in Little Rock. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m.

“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,” Moneyhon said.

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.

The Evenings with History series, sponsored by the University History Institute, features presentations by UA Little Rock faculty members sharing their current research. Admission to the series is by subscription to the University History Institute, although visitors to individual talks are welcome to attend for free. UA Little Rock students may attend free of charge.

For more information, contact Dr. Jess Porter, chair of the UA Little Rock Department of History, at jcporter@ualr.edu or 501-569-3236.

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