Reconstruction-Part IV: The Election of 1876 and Reconstruction’s End

Reconstruction-Part IV:  The Election of 1876 and Reconstruction’s End
George Watts Hill Alumni Center’s Royall Room
Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $35; Carolina Alumni members pay $20
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Questions? Call Von Wise at 919-962-3574.

124 years before “swinging chads” and cries of “stolen election,” there was another presidential race that defied reason and propriety.  In this class, we’ll chronicle the story of two presidential candidates, Democrat Samuel Tilden and Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and their parties who, sadly, sacrificed principle for party success.  At stake in this crucial election—the lofty ideals of three reconstruction amendments.

Lecturer: Fred W. Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) leads our NC History field-study programs and teaches several GAA courses each semester. He is the creator of the field guide The Civil War: A History of the War Between the States (Workman) and has two degrees from UNC, a bachelor’s in history and a master of arts in teaching with an emphasis in history.

Read Kiger’s recommended reading list.

Refunds for lectures:

Tuition is fully refundable for any cancellation made three weeks prior to the class. Any cancellation after that time is subject to a 50 percent fee. No tuition is refunded if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of the class.

Changing Classes:
 We will be happy to accommodate class change requests made within five business days prior to the class.

Please note: Class dates may change due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, tuition will be refunded in full.

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