Mar

14 2018

After Appomattox: Reconstruction and America’s Jews

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Addlestone Library Rm. 227 205 Calhoun Street
Charleston,

Contact Mark Swick
swickmn@cofc.edu

The end of the Civil War initiated a period of dramatic hope, disappointment, and transformation in the American South and the nation as a whole. Featuring Michael R. Cohen, professor of Jewish Studies at Tulane University and author of Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era, this talk will focus on how Jews responded to the new economic and political realities of the Reconstruction era. It will kick off three days of events on the history of Reconstruction, including a major conference sponsored by the College’s Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program.