Reconstruction America, 1863-1877
By Tonya Bolden
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375827969, 138pp.)
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
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After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865, President Lincoln introduced his plan for reconstruction, warning that the coming years would be “fraught with great difficulty.” Three days later he was assassinated. The years to come witnessed a time of complex and controversial change.