Reconstruction
Reconstruction

How Andrew Johnson Doomed the Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony

Amid flailing efforts to secure land for former slaves, the new president ruthlessly prioritized Confederate resettlement over the advancement of freed people.

Nov. 9 2017 3:10 PMWhat It TakesThe freedmen and Radical Republicans who managed to win power in local governments during Reconstruction.
Oct. 27 2017 5:57 AMWhat Happened to the Plantations?How freedpeople pursued the dream of land ownership during Reconstruction, and how they were denied.
Oct. 27 2017 5:55 AMA Timeline of ReconstructionA Slate Academy guide to the key events that defined America from 1863 through 1883.
Nov. 1 2017 3:48 PMHow Homesteading FailedAfter Emancipation, it was circumstance—not citizenship—that enabled freedmen in Klan-run Alabama to acquire the land they had worked in bondage.
Oct. 27 2017 5:56 AMIntroducing ReconstructionOur new Slate Academy finds the seeds of our present politics in the period after the Civil War.