S1 E9 Black Reconstruction

Historian Elizabeth Hinton explores W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1935 magnum opus Black Reconstruction. We also hear from Eric Foner, Chad Williams, Sue Mobley, and Kendra Field. The AHR chose not to review Black Reconstruction when it was first published. A review by Hinton appears in the December 2022 issue.

In this Episode

  • Elizabeth Hinton (Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Yale University, with a secondary appointment as Professor of Law at Yale Law School)
  • Eric Foner (DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University)
  • Chad Williams (Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Brandeis University)
  • Sue Mobley (New Orleans based organizer/activist/urbanist; Director of Research at Monument Lab)
  • Kendra Field (Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University; Project Historian for The Du Bois Freedom Center)
  • Daniel Story (Host and Producer, Digital Scholarship Librarian at UC Santa Cruz)



By Blue Dot Sessions


  • Produced by Conor Howard, Matt Hermane, and Daniel Story
  • Editing advice by Nathan Dalton
  • Audio engineering and transcription support by Myles Rider-Alexis