Sunday, March 15, 2015

Black Activists and National Reconstruction

While even the most so-called Radical Republicans envisioned reconstruction as something for the former Confederate States of America alone, northern black activists understood that the entire nation required reformation.

Join with Douglas Egerton, PhD, LeMoyne College, as he speaks to the topic of race and politics in the post-Civil War era. Drawing on an array of scholarly monographs, local newspapers and other sources, Egerton paints a dramatic portrait of on-the-ground struggles for equality in an era of great hope and brutal disappointment.

 His most recent book, "The Wars of Reconstruction: the Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era (2014), will be available for sale.

When: Friday, April 17, 2015
Where: Bush Memorial, Russell Sage College,  Troy,  NY
Cost: $10 per person for Opening Address and Reception
Sponsored by: Underground Railroad History Project and Russell Sage College
Full Conference Event Details: or (518) 432-4432

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