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Reconstruction: What really happened after the Civil War?

Last updated October 10, 2015

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Fall 2015 High Noon Schedule

Dr. Courtney Tollison

Dr. Courtney Tollison

Many historians believe there is no more complex and misunderstood time in history than Reconstruction, the tumultuous period that followed the end of the Civil War.

Furman University history professor Courtney Tollison will take an in-depth look at that controversial era in American history when she speaks at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Oct. 21 at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

The lecture, “Revisiting Reconstruction: South Carolina and the Sesquicentennial,” is free and open to the public.

Dr. Tollison will discuss how scholars have evolved in their interpretations of this period, and how South Carolina is on the forefront of national efforts to revisit Reconstruction during the 150th commemoration of the era after the Civil War.

Tollison’s talk is the fourth of seven consecutive lectures presented by Furman professors during the fall. All lectures are free and begin at noon on Wednesdays.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or

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