Reconstruction

Downs Elected to Society of American Historians

April 28, 2018
Gregory Downs has earned a string of accolades over his career as a historian of the Civil War and Reconstruction. His latest—election to the Society of American Historians—honors his historical writing.

Historian Honored for Helping to Create Monument to Reconstruction

March 14, 2018
UC Davis history professor Gregory Downs has been awarded a 2018 UC Davis Academic Senate's Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award for his leadership in establishing the nation’s first monument to Reconstruction.

Historian's Impact: A New National Monument

January 26, 2017
Historian Gregory Downs has devoted much of his career to setting the record straight on Reconstruction. He says a new national park will go farther than any of his scholarly publications in reversing a public amnesia about " “the most misunderstood period in U.S. history.”