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U.S. Civil War ended 50 years ago today

By that I mean that Phase IV of the conflict, the botched reconstruction era, finally ended on July 2, 1964, with the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

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By that I mean that Phase IV of the conflict, the botched reconstruction era, finally ended on July 2, 1964, with the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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