Below are books for students and teachers on the Reconstruction era in the United States. We also recommend the lesson, Reconstructing the South: A Role Play, the free downloadable booklet from the National Park Service called The Era of Reconstruction: 1861-1900, and The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
Most of the books on this website are linked for more information or purchase to Powells, an independent, union labor bookstore. Titles with reviews are noted with an asterisk(*). Feedback on this list and suggestions for additional titles are welcome.