Betsy Kleinfelder

Visitor & Interpretive Services Coordinator
The First Vote

Ten things to know about Reconstruction

By: Betsy Kleinfelder, Visitor & Interpretive Services Coordinator

Harper's Weekly November 16, 1867 Largely ignored or misrepresented until recently Reconstruction was one of the most pivotal periods in American history. Many of the laws and policies adopted dramatically changed the face of the country at the time and still affect us today. Here are 10 key facts to...