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Allen C. Guelzo

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His most recent book is Reconstruction: A Concise History (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Articles by Allen C. Guelzo

Reconstruction and the End of History

The years between 1865 and 1877 form the period in American history known as Reconstruction—reconstruction, in this case, meaning the rebuilding of the federal Union which had been dis­rupted by the attempt of eleven Southern states to secede from that Union in order to protect legalized slavery. It might have been a new era of…

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