Some would say Reconstruction was just as significant of a period of time as the Civil War was itself. Even after slavery was abolished, there were still many issues that needed to be addressed. This innovative volume delves into these issues and sheds light on this significant time in United States history. Important social issues, such as racism and prejudice, are also discussed through detailed and age-appropriate text. Colorful photographs help the reader further understand this important subject, making for an excellent supplement to social studies curriculum.