Reconstruction after the Civil War: The World's First Interracial Democracy--Eric Foner

Apr 10, 10:00 PM

‘Reconstruction: America After The Civil War’—that’s the new show premiering on TV this week.  It’s a four-hour PBS documentary produced and hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the years after the Civil War, when the defeated South faced revolutionary social change—the world’s first interracial democracy.  Eric Foner comments – he was chief historical advisor on the documentary.