American Experience: Reconstruction
The Second Civil War

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Revolution 
In the chaos following the Civil War, a revolution takes shape in the South. Former slaves move to take control of their lives, setting up their own communities, churches and…
Retreat 
Radical Reconstruction, the world's first large-scale experiment in interracial democracy, sweeps across the South; white resistance flares into violence. Northern commitment to Reconstruction wanes as the white Southern version of…

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I used this for my 7th grade class and it was great! Here's a link to a viewing guide I made for the first episode. Read more

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