6 Illuminating Books About the Reconstruction Era

Explore how the most violent conflict in American history led to a defining period for the country, and its influence on our current era.

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Buy West from Appomattox at Amazon

West from Appomattox

By Heather Cox Richardson

Buy Reconstruction after the Civil War, Third Edition at Amazon

Reconstruction after the Civil War, Third Edition

By John Hope Franklin

Buy Liberty and Union at Amazon

Liberty and Union

By David Herbert Donald

Black Reconstruction in America by W. E. B. Du Bois

Black Reconstruction in America

By W.E.B. DuBois

Buy Up from Slavery at Amazon

Up from Slavery

By Booker T. Washington

Splendid Failure by Michael W. Fitzgerald Reconstruction Era Books

Splendid Failure: Postwar Reconstruction in the American South

By Michael W. Fitzgerald