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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2007 01:49 am
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I think reconstruction is the darkest, ugliest, most misunderstood and most twisted era in US history. 

About a year ago, I decided I had to come to a better understanding of it.  And went down to the local university, which graciously allows me to check out an unlimited number of books for six months at a time.  I realized I was in for it when one of the first books I looked at was A History OF the History of reconstruction.  I brought home 12 books, and dutifully fought my way through them - terribly confusing and depressing stuff, resulting in many sleepless nights for me.  They changed the way I think about a number of issues.

If anyone else is interested, it might be cool to start a reconstruction thread.


Last edited on Fri Apr 13th, 2007 01:53 am by JoanieReb

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