Buzzanco:Reconstruction, Western expansion and the Emergence of Industrial Capitalism

Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing Green and Red Podcast co-host and University of Houston History Prof. Bob Buzzanco‘s lectures on American History.

This first lecture discusses the aftermath of the Civil War; Reconstruction; Freedmen’s Bureau; and Sharecropping. Western expansion, Indian genocide and the Dawes Act. The emergence of Industrial Capitalism; the South as economic colony and the government’s involvement in Capitalism.