“The Phases of Reconstruction and the Voices of the Past” Please respond to the following: (Note: Please respond to one  of the following two  bulleted items in a primary posting of at least 125 words.
- Reconstruction went through several phases. Explain what we were trying to “reconstruct” and compare two of the phases of Reconstruction. Which ideas do you think make the most sense? Why didn’t any of them end up working? Can you see problems in our own society that stem from the way Reconstruction was handled?
- One of the best ways to understand the effect of Reconstruction on the 4 million newly freed citizens, is to listen to their own words. Choose two podcasts from the site below and summarize the experiences of each person. What can we learn about Reconstruction from their accounts? What would these two former slaves feel about race relations in the United States today?