May 8 1-3pm
Chota Rec Room A
A fascinating time in American History taught by an expert college history professor. What can we learn from our history that helps us live in the present? Things you did not know . . .
Reconstruction in America meant two things: an era following the Civil War, and a process through which the American people redefined basic principles of freedom, equality and justice in the wake of the Civil War and emancipation. This class will explore the complex period after the Civil War concluded, including the political, Constitutional, economic and social crises that enveloped the South and the nation. Dr. Astor will also address the multiple factors that influenced the course of Reconstruction and its long-term implications up to the present day.
Aaron Astor, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. He has written numerous articles, conference papers and book chapters on the Civil War era, focusing especially on the Upper and Border South. He is the author of the recently released Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri, 1860-1872 which examines the transformation of grassroots black and white politics in the Border South.
Tuition for this class is $5 payable to TVPOA at the class.