What Was Reconstruction? (What Was?) (Paperback)

What Was Reconstruction? (What Was?) By Sherri L. Smith, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator) Cover Image

What Was Reconstruction? (What Was?) (Paperback)

By Sherri L. Smith, Who HQ, Tim Foley (Illustrator)

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In the same style as the New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series, What Was? focuses on compelling historical events, great battles, protests, and discoveries.

Learn about a pivotal time in American history and its momentous effects on civil rights in America in this enlightening title about Reconstruction.


Reconstruction -- the period after the Civil War -- was meant to give newly freed Black people the same rights as white people. And indeed there were monumental changes once slavery ended -- thriving new Black communities, the first Black members in Congress, and a new sense of dignity for many Black Americans. But this time of hope didn’t last long and instead, a deeply segregated United States continued on for another hundred years. Find out what went wrong in this fascinating overview of a troubled time.
Sherri L. Smith is the author of What Was the Harlem Renaissance?, Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? and What Is the Civil Rights Movement? She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593225936
ISBN-10: 0593225937
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: December 27th, 2022
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: What Was?