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Reconstruction: America After The Civil War explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change.
VO: From Henry Louis Gates Jr.
GATES: Following the Civil War,
Reconstruction is the story of
and wrenching retreats.
VO: Stories of triumph...
MAN: You see all of these black people
VO: ...and backlash.
WOMAN: Violence is efficient, it's easy.
VO: After 150 years,
our past still affects us today.
America after the Civil War.
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