A New Birth of Freedom: Reconstruction During the Civil War The Meaning of Freedom: Black and White Responses to Slavery From Free Labor to Slave Labor Rights and Power: The Politics of Reconstruction Additional Resources Credits for the Exhibit Introduction of the Exhibit Link to Digital History Home Link to Reconstruction Home




This online exhibit is based on a traveling exhibition, originally
sponsored by the Valentine Museum in Richmond. It opened in 1996 at the
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.

The development of this online exhibit was sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

This exhibit is based on the book, America's Reconstruction: People and Politics After the Civil War, by Eric Foner and Olivia Mahoney.
ISBN 0-8071-2234-3

To purchase a copy of the book, contact:

Louisiana State University Press:

For more information:

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
The Virginia Historical Society
The Valentine Museum
The South Carolina State Museum
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Museum of Florida History
Levine Museum of the New South
Chicago Historical Society


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