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.
The ISRE develops and presents programs that:
• Enrich course offerings at USCB
• Help K-12 teachers gain fluency in historiography and pedagogy related to Reconstruction
• Support the work of community organizations
The Institute also facilitates scholarly research and presents public events that focus on the social, economic, cultural and political history of the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the Lowcountry region.
Valinda W. Littlefield
Interim Director of the USCB Institute for the Study of the Reconstruction Era
Associate Professor, History
Beaufort, SC 29902