From the archives: Historian Eric Foner on three constitutional amendments that altered history

Buffalo soldiers
Buffalo soldiers pose for a photo in 1890 in Ft. Keogh, Montana. Buffalo soldiers were Black military men who served in the U.S. Army after the Civil War.
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Kerri Miller’s Friday conversation is about a novel set in the waning days of the Civil War. It tells the story of a group of slaves turned soldiers, who must grapple with resistance in a country that’s changing.

Scholar Eric Foner spent decades researching that era of American history. In his 2019 book, “The Second Founding,” he writes about how the war and the reconstruction that followed forever altered our constitution. Enjoy this 2019 discussion between Miller and Foner, as an appetizer to the coming show.

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