Civil War Reconstruction

The podcast that explores the Civil War, what led to it, and the world the Civil War created. From ”Black Confederates” to Reconstruction, the Lost Cause to the rising power of Black voters after the war, this podcast examines some of the most controversial issues of the mid-19th Century-and today! Your host, Patrick Young, is the author of The Immigrants’ Civil War and The Reconstruction Era Blog. He is Special Professor of Law at Hofstra University.

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Sunday Apr 03, 2022

The Civil War was one of the most important series of events in United States history, but the struggle initiated by the war did not stop on the date Robert E. Lee surrendered. The next decade saw the conflict continue by other means as African American and White Southerners contended for freedom and power.  

Thursday Mar 03, 2022

Pat Cleburne proposed ending slavery in the South so that Black men would enlist in the Confederate army.  What does his proposal tell us about the "Black Confederate" Controversy?


The Civil War & Reconstruction 

Professor Pat Young takes you back to the 1860s and 1870s when issues of race, immigration, and authoritarian control threatened to tear the United States apart. Pat has lectured on law and history at many academic institutions including Harvard, Yale, Fordham, St. John's, Columbia, NYU, CUNY Law School, Hunter College, CUNY Grad Center, Brooklyn Law School, Hofstra, Nassau CC, Suffolk CC, SUNY Old Westbury, CW Post, LI University, Stony Brook, St. Joseph's College among others.  

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