CT Museum: The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic

Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us as acclaimed historian Manisha Sinha discusses her new book, The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic: Reconstruction, 1860-1920. The book is a groundbreaking, expansive new account of Reconstruction that fundamentally alters our view of this formative period in American history. After the Civil War, the victorious North attempted to create an interracial democracy in the unrepentant South, but that effort failed—and that failure serves as a warning today about violent backlash to the mere idea of black equality.

You can purchase a copy of the book in advance with your ticket registration. Your copy will be available for pick up at the event. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase at the event.

Light refreshments will be served.

About our Speaker: Manisha Sinha is the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut. Her book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize among several others and was longlisted for the National Book Award for Non-Fiction.

$49.99 Admission plus copy of Rise and Fall: includes $5 discount off admission price
$15 General Admission
$10 Members
Free for Connecticut Museum NARM members and above





Event address: 
CT Museum of Culture and History
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic: Reconstruction, 1860-1920 By Manisha Sinha Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631498442
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Liveright - March 26th, 2024