Conversation with Eric Foner, The Second Founding
From SDG Academy on 13 September, 2021
In his authoritative history of the United States' post-Civil War Reconstruction Era, Foner traces the arc of three constitutional amendments from their origins in antebellum activism and adoption amidst intense postwar politics to their virtual nullification by narrow Supreme Court decisions and Jim Crow state laws. Today these amendments remain strong tools for achieving the American ideal of equality, if only we will take them up.
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