[ noun ] (history) the period after the United States Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Southern resentment has been over the method of its ending , the invasion , and Reconstruction ; their fears now are of miscegenation and Negro political control in many counties .
I suppose the reason is a kind of wishful_thinking : do n't talk_about the final stages of Reconstruction and they will take_care of themselves .
[ noun ] the activity of constructing something again
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Meanwhile , it was learned the State_Highway_Department is very near being ready to issue the first $ 30 million worth of highway reconstruction bonds .
[ noun ] an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence