Skip to Main Content

Reconstruction Complications: Illustrations by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly | BRIdge from the Past

What issues confronted the United States as it attempted to rebuild? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary examines illustrations by Thomas Nast published in Harper’s Weekly depicting the complications the United States faced during Reconstruction. What conflicts between President Johnson and Congress caused these complications? What message is Thomas Nast trying to convey about these Reconstruction complexities in his illustrations?

Related Resources