Event Title

Session D-1: East is East and West is West? A Curriculum for Including the West in National Reconstruction, 1863-1890

Session Number

D-1

Location

Room A149

Start Date

2-3-2012 2:25 PM

End Date

2-3-2012 3:25 PM

Description

Reconstruction is traditionally taught as a process of reintegrating the North and South after the Civil War. The West is usually not part of the story of Reconstruction. But western post-Civil War national politics and Indian policy can be considered an accompaniment to North-South Reconstruction, if the concept is broadened to mean a “completed” United States. This presentation is a summary of the work I have done in recent years to include the West as part of Reconstruction.

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Session D-1: East is East and West is West? A Curriculum for Including the West in National Reconstruction, 1863-1890

Room A149

Reconstruction is traditionally taught as a process of reintegrating the North and South after the Civil War. The West is usually not part of the story of Reconstruction. But western post-Civil War national politics and Indian policy can be considered an accompaniment to North-South Reconstruction, if the concept is broadened to mean a “completed” United States. This presentation is a summary of the work I have done in recent years to include the West as part of Reconstruction.