*Slate* Introduces a Podcast on the Reconstruction Era


Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion are hosting.  Here is what you can expect:

The era of Reconstruction that followed the Civil War was our best chance to build an American democracy grounded in racial equality. Its failure helps explain why race, “states’ rights,” and the legacy of the Confederacy remain central themes in our politics today.

Join Slate’s Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion as they dive into the latest scholarship about the era and examine its lessons for America and the world in 2017.

Read Rebecca and Jamelle’s introduction to the series.

This Slate Academy includes:

  • An eight-episode podcast series about Reconstruction featuring Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie—the sequel to The History of American Slavery.
  • Illuminating essays and book excerpts, to help you get more out of the podcast, as well as other readings.
  • A chance to discuss the series with Rebecca, Jamelle, and other members in a lively private Facebook group.

Sign up here.  And while you are at it, click here to listen to Rebecca Onion on The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast (Episode 12).