About the ISRE

About the ISRE


The purpose of the Institute for the Study of the Reconstruction Era (ISRE) is to fulfill the mission of the University of South Carolina Beaufort through programs that grow out of the extraordinary history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era, especially the fundamental role played by Beaufort and the South Carolina Lowcountry in that story. 

 Initially the ISRE will pursue four goals: curriculum enrichment at USCB; K12 instructional outreach to help teachers gain fluency in the historiography and pedagogy related to Reconstruction; community partnerships; and scholarly research, publication, and public events that focus on the social, economic, cultural, and political history of the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the Lowcountry region.

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