Here’s another BRA documentary about Reconstruction: in the second video, we hear the origins of the “Civil Rights Movement” in the opposition of the Radical Republicans to the Southern black codes.
The violence in the South during Reconstruction is reminiscent of the chaos unleashed in Iraq or Kosovo under the American occupation. Next year, I’m looking forward to reviewing The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict.
Note: The rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the White League is also covered. In the third video, you can watch the New Orleans Riot of 1866. See what happens to the scalawags and carpetbaggers.
In Tennessee, Bloody Bill Brownlow threatens to execute Tennessee state legislators (fourth video) who refused to vote for the Fourteenth Amendment. This is how Tennessee is restored to the Glorious Union and the Klan is born. In the sixth video, the Klan wages war against the carpetbagger D.P. Upham and Reconstruction in Arkansas.