Time Period >> Reconstruction 1866 - 1878|
The Civil War takes a terrible toll on the South. Hunger and poverty are widespread. Families struggle following the losses of sons, fathers, husbands and brothers in combat. Many have seen their crops, livestock and businesses destroyed. Can the federal government's plan, called "Reconstruction," ever repair the damage to the South? North Carolina struggles to rebuild as old customs die hard before making way for the New South. However, opportunities for blacks increase as they begin a new role as free people.