online exhibit is based on a traveling exhibition, originally
sponsored by the Valentine Museum in Richmond. It opened in 1996
Virginia Historical Society and was subsequently shown at the South
Carolina State Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
Museum of Florida History, Museum of the New South, and the Chicago
Historical Society, where its tour ended in 1999.
development of this online exhibit was sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman
Institute of American History.
exhibit is based on the book, America's Reconstruction:
People and Politics After the Civil War, by Eric Foner
and Olivia Mahoney.
purchase a copy of the book, contact:
State University Press: