What Was Reconstruction?

ISBN-10: 0593225937
ISBN-13: 9780593225936
Author: Smith, Sherri L.
Illustrated by: Foley, Tim
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: December 2022

Copyright: 2023

Page Count: 112

Series: What Was...?


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Grades 3-7

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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

Description
Learn about a pivotal time in American history and its momentous effects on civil rights in America. Reconstruction -- the period after the Civil War -- was meant to give newly freed Black people the same rights as white people. And indeed there were monumental changes once slavery ended -- thriving new Black communities, the first Black members in Congress, and a new sense of dignity for many Black Americans. But this time of hope didn't last long and instead, a deeply segregated United States continued on for another hundred years. Find out what went wrong in this fascinating overview of a troubled time.
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What Was...?