Unformatted text preview: perpetuated this myth. III. The Reality of Republican rule in the South a. African Americans never dominated southern politics. b. Carpetbaggers and scalawags were not especially corrupt. They were no more and no less venal than other politicians of their time period anywhere in the nation. c. Republicans failed to build a strong base in the South. d. Democrats recaptured or as they put it “redeemed” southern state governments. IV. The Record of Republican state governments in the South V. The Election of 1872 VI. How Republicans lost power in the aftermath of Grant’s Reelection VII. The Election of 1876, the Compromise of 1877, and the End of Reconstruction...
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- Spring '05
- Reconstruction, Southern United States, republican rule, Republican Party., Carpetbaggers, Scalawags