RECONSTRUCTION: CONFEDERATES, FREEDMEN AND CONGRESS Join us as Dr. Hylander discusses the events that led to the surrender of General Lee’s army to General Grant in 1865 at Appomattox. For Lincoln, the questions became how to “bind up the nation’s wounds” and to ensure that emancipated slaves “shall be free.” For the most part, this did not happen. What followed were the venomous social and political years of Reconstruction. The legacy of Reconstruction continues to trouble the nation.
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