Note: this is the introduction to a short series on Lola Montez. Read the next two articles, “The Showgirl ‘Full of Sin’ or ‘Respectable Theatre’?” and “Lola Montez Denies Conventions in Her Image”. “Feel the fire where she walks Lola Montez so beautiful Shady and a tempered dame Blinding your eyes with her Spider Dance –… MORE
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The decline of Native American political autonomy was the result of increasing national authority that also changed the character of the American West.
“Greater Reconstruction” is one such articulation of a broader historical approach to the themes and big questions of the traditional Reconstruction era, allowing historians, and anyone interested, a chance to gain a truly national perspective of the tumultuous post-Civil War period.