The Civil War Reconstruction: Its Lasting Legacy

Instructor:  Peter Reilly

  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM

This is essentially a U.S. History course that will explore the challenges which the Reconstruction Period (1865-1877) presented and their impact on our lives today.

Through class presentation and discussion we will recognize the huge problems that faced the nation during that period. A special focus will be placed on the Constitution and on the so called “Civil War” amendments. Throughout the course we will try to put ourselves not only in the shoes of those who implemented solutions, but also of those who were affected. No class limit. No required text.

Peter Reilly has presented a number of well-received courses at Senior College on a variety of subjects. He holds a BS and an MBA from Monmouth University.