Teaching Reconstruction resources

Almost a century after its publication, the Library of America reissued a new edition of Black Reconstruction with reflections from historians Eric Foner and Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Reconstruction’s critical place in battles over democracy in the United States.

For more information about the book and to order it online, visit this page. You can also watch an online discussion with Eric Foner and Henry Louis Gates Jr., editors of the new Library of America volume W. E. B. Du Bois: Black Reconstruction, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.

Zinn Education project’s  Teach Reconstruction campaign offers lessons, articles, films, books, and a student project for K–12.

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