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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

American History: The Civil War and Reconstruction: Books and Databases about Reconstruction

Guide for Library Research on the Civil War and Post-Civil War Reconstruction

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The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

Memoirs and Selected Letters of U.S. Grant
by Ulysses S. Grant
Stacks - E 660 .G7562 1990

The Autobiographies

The Autobiographies

The Autobiographies
by Frederick Douglass
Stacks - E 449 .D749 1994b

Suppressing the Ku Klux Klan

Suppressing the Ku Klux Klan

Johnson, Grant, and the Politics of Reconstruction
by Martin Mantell
Stacks - E668 .M34

Books and Journals on the Civil War and Reconstruction

1881 Lithograph showing Blanche Kelso Bruce, Frederick Douglass, and Hiram Rhodes Revels

1881 Lithograph showing Blanche Kelso Bruce, Frederick Douglass, and Hiram Rhodes Revels

There has been much written and debated over the period of Reconstruction in American history. It would be impossible to list every single important work on this conflict. This page instead highlights a few select works for students to get started with. If you are interested in finding more in our collection, take a look in CUNY+.

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The Negro's Civil War

The Negro's Civil War

The Negro's Civil War; how American Negroes felt and acted during the war for the Union
by James McPherson
 Stacks - E540.N3 M25

Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 
by Eric Foner
 Stacks - E 668 .F66 1988

Forty acres and a Mule

Forty acres and a Mule

Forty Acres and a Mule: the Freedmen's Bureau and Black land ownership
by Claude Oubre
Stacks - E185.2 .O9