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The Great Migration: Part 1

1/5/2019
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“…the slave went free; stood a brief moment in the sun; then moved back again toward slavery.” W.E.B. du Bois Initiated before the end of the Civil War, Reconstruction held the promise of freedom, full citizenship, and (for men) the franchise for African Americans. But even before the Federal troops that were enforcing Reconstruction withdrew from … Continue reading The Great Migration: Part 1 →

Duration:00:49:44

Welcome to American Epistles!

12/15/2018
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Where does “history” come from? How do we know, for example, what words didn’t make it into the Declaration of Independence? Or what the delegates to the Constitutional Convention argued about before the final document was signed on September 17, 1787? To a great degree, our history textbooks started with the diaries that the Founding … Continue reading Welcome to American Epistles! →

Duration:00:08:13