Brad Proctor on Political Violence during Reconstruction
Brad Proctor joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss the Ku Klux Klan and Political Violence during Reconstruction.
Brad Proctor, an assistant professor at Evergreen State College, received his MA and PhD in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was recently the Cassius M. Clay Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University. Brad’s dissertation focuses on Ku Klux Klan violence in the Carolinas during Reconstruction; he also researches and writes on interracial marriage and Black militias from the Civil War era through Reconstruction.
Brad Proctor’s Recomended Resources
- Eric Foner. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (New York: HarperPerennial, 2014). Book on Amazon
- Hannah Rosen. Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009). Book on Amazon
- Elaine Frantz Parsons. Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Book on Amazon