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Articles with keyword "Reconstruction"

Host and writer Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Africans in America

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of a people whose sense of identity is distinctly apart and distinctly American.

"I ask no quarter and I fear no foe." —William Goebel, 1899

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The Late Governor Goebel

Governor Goebel: He fought, killed, and was killed.

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"The War that Never Goes Away"

Jefferson Lecturer James M. McPherson talks with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris about the Civil War and the long shadows it still casts over the American landscape.

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Forty Acres and a Mule

A new documentary examines America's struggle to establish racial equality after the Civil War.

Actors from Slavery by Another Name

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Re-enslaved

How African-American bondage came back after emancipation.