C-SPAN3 will carry a lecture by City College of New York Associate Professor of History Gregory Downs 8 p.m. Saturday, December 28, as part of its American History TV weekend programming. In New York City, C-SPAN3 is carried on Time Warner Cable channels 149, 1902 and 777 (high definition). The lecture will also be streamed live and added to C-SPAN’s archives December 30 for future online viewing.
A C-SPAN video crew taped one of Professor Downs’ classes in October for its “Lectures in History” series. His lecture examines the Reconstruction Era that followed the American Civil War, and explores several questions from the period:
- Without voting rights, what does the end of slavery mean for African-Americans?
- Should former Confederates be welcomed back into Congress?
- How do you end a civil war?
In addition, Professor Downs discusses ideas about reconciliation from President Lincoln’s second inaugural address and decisions on Reconstruction made during the administration of Lincoln’s successor, Andrew Johnson.
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