Our Composite Nation: The Reconstruction of American Democracy in the Age of the Civil War

For the Ages: A History Podcast

15-05-2023 • 27 mins

The period of Reconstruction following the Civil War saw a transformation of the United States from a slaveholding republic into an interracial democracy, all alongside the rise of industrial capitalism and the violent and ambitious conquest of the American West. What was the historical significance of this monumental transformation? Manisha Sinha explores the evolution of American democracy during this period with a new historical synthesis of Reconstruction.
Recorded on May 17, 2022