We are pleased to again welcome Philip Leigh, who brings us a long-form guest post on how the Reconstruction shaped the southern states. Shortly before the Centennial it was generally agreed that the chief aim of the Republican-dominated Congress was to ensure lasting Party control of the federal government by creating a reliable voting bloc in the South for which improved racial status among blacks was a paired, but secondary, objective. However, by the Sesquicentennial it had become the accepted view that Republicans were primarily motivated by an enlightened drive for racial equality uncorrupted by anything more than minor self interest. Due to the presently dominant race-centric focus on the era, analysis of the economic aspects of Reconstruction merit dedicated attention, as does a reexamination of Republican motives.
In what ways did it fail? During the antebellum period and after the Civil War, the South was behind the North in urbanization and industrialization because the South depended on slavery and plantation owners dominated the Southern government.
After the War, however, many argued that the South should improve its cities and provide industry growth by participating in the Industrial Revolution and encouraging economic relations with the North because it was no longer built on the subjugation of Black Americans and dominated by the single industry of cotton.
During the three and a half decades following the War, many industries such as iron, steel, textile, and tobacco along with numerous cities emerged. Railroads led the industrialization in the South, attracted capital from northern investors, and provided the much needed connections between cities and towns Schultz, The railroad expansion helped foster urbanization and a growing iron industry.
The railroad also helped expand the textile industry because it provided an easy way to transport goods and cheap labor. Another success was in the tobacco industry.The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear - Kindle edition by Rev Dr William J.
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I need help with First week of HIS/» Assignment Week1 Reconstruction and the West Objectives/Competencies Evaluate the outcomes of Reconstruction. Summarize the economic, political, and social characteristics of the New South. Describe the effect of western expansion and development on Native Americans.
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View Notes - Reconstruction and the West from HIS at University of Phoenix. Reconstruction and the West 1 Reconstruction and the West Lisa Allen HIS/ 11 January Jim. Find Study Resources. Civil War, Reconstruction, %(17). The Reconstruction era was the period from to in American caninariojana.com term has two applications: the first applies to the complete history of the entire country from to following the American Civil War; the second, to the attempted transformation of the 11 ex-Confederate states from to , as directed by Congress.