Reconstruction Era Reference LibraryThe three-volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.
The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America by David Bradley (Editor); Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Editor)The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America is a comprehensive, well-organized reference source on the human rights and civil liberties that are legally recognized in the United States. Presented in three volumes, the 677 entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion, and many others.
American History through Literature 1870 - 1920Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.
General Overview of Reconstruction
This short video provides an overview to the two factions that developed after the Civil War. Use the database username/pw to access.