Discovering Reconstruction

I am doing quite a bit of reading over this holiday break. One of the books I am making my way through is Capitol Men by Philip Dray. The book tells the story of the principal black leaders in Congress during Reconstruction. It’s well written and does a thorough job of explaining both the backgrounds…

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E-Article on the Valley of the Shadow

Just a quick follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Valley of the Shadow. You may be interested in an article based on the Valley project written by Ed Ayers and William G. Thomas, who used to run the Center for Digital History at UVA. The article was published in the American Historical Review, and is…

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