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Reconstruction: The Second Civil War - Part 1: Revolution (#1602)

Spanning the years from 1863 to 1877, this mini-series tells the story of the tumultuous years after the Civil War during which America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and at the same time how the former slaves could be brought into the life of the country. This series interweaves the stories of key political players in Washington (Lincoln, Johnson, Grant) with the stories of ordinary people, black and white, Republican and Democrat, in the North and South, whose lives were caught up in the turbulent struggles of the era.

Reconstruction: The Second Civil War - In the tumultuous years after the Civil War (1863-77), America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and how to bring former slaves into the life of the country. Dion Graham narrates. [86 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.

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