I am very pleased to announce the launch of the latest in the Keith Harris History web-course series: The Reconstruction Era, 1862-1877. This is a 17-lecture series that covers the political, social, and economic themes of the period. I have supplemented each lecture with a list of key terms and an assortment of downloadable primary sources…so you can read for yourself what the historical actors were saying as you follow along. I designed this course especially for history students (high school/AP and college undergrads) but anyone with an interest in this most contentious and complicated episode of US history will find the course useful and engaging.
I offer this to my on-line crew for a special price HERE.
And here’s the cool part: the course is social-friendly. Meaning: at various points I pose analytical questions or topics for discussion and invite students to post their responses to me on Twitter or any other social media platform using the hashtag #harristorian…and voilà – personal instruction from yours truly and discourse with the student community.
The Reconstruction Era, 1862-1877
Lecture Two – Wartime Reconstruction (Part Two) The Port Royal Experiment, Davis Bend Plantations, Southern Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley
Lecture Three – The Meaning of Freedom
Lecture Four – Presidential Reconstruction
Lecture Five – Congressional Reconstruction (Part One)
Lecture Six – Congressional Reconstruction (Part Two)
Lecture Seven – Impeaching the President
Lecture Eight – The Election of 1868 and the 15th amendment
Lecture Nine – A Republican South
Lecture Ten – The Political Economy of Reconstruction
Lecture Eleven – The Challenge of Enforcement
Lecture Twelve – Violence in the South
Lecture Thirteen – Reconstruction in the North
Lecture Fourteen – Depression and Politics
Lecture Fifteen – The Election of 1876 and the End of Reconstruction
Lecture Sixteen – Redemption
Lecture Seventeen – Popular Culture: Reconstruction and Hollywood – The Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind
Coda: Things to Consider
Take the course…each lecture is between 15 and 18 minutes long and jam-packed with all the goods to help you ace the test, write the paper, or have something interesting to talk about at parties – impress your friends!!