Get a Free Copy of A Short History of Reconstruction February 21, 2017

Tell us your story to receive a free copy of A Short History of Reconstruction | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's HistoryIn January, we published a new lesson, “Reconstructing the South: A Role Play” by Bill Bigelow about a key turning point in U.S. history. We want to hear about your use of the lesson. In appreciation for your time, we will send you a free copy of A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner, thanks to a donation from HarperCollins.

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About the book: “A masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history.” —New Republic

About the lesson: This role play engages students in thinking about what freedpeople needed in order to achieve—and sustain—real freedom following the Civil War. It’s followed by a chapter from the book Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution on what would happen to the land in the South after slavery ended. Download lesson.

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