African Americans

African Americans - African Americans, 1877-1920s 2/11/2008...

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African Americans, 1877-1920s 11/02/2008 10:02:00 Accomadation and self-help: pursued by booker t washington demand for full integration and complete civil rights: strategy put forth by web  dubois black power: looking to Africa for inspiration and refuge: marcus garby republican rule in the south was overthrown by the southern democratic party  “the redeemers” redeem from “bondange” of African American and republican rule: The  bourbons name sake: last royal family in france, infamous for exreme conservativism  Atlanta news paper editor and spokesperson: grady  Industrialized south based on banks and railroads, etc.  in Atlanta: bourbons  represented these tycoons.  Redeemers promised after reconstruction honesty in government, end to high taxes  reps imposed. Fraudulent promises; government was just as corrupt and taxes were  high, poor whites – taxes extremely unfair. Reduced taxes on railroads, banks, big  businesses, tycoons evaded taxes. High taxes on land, crops, live stock, (hard to hide)  can’t evade.—poor white folk are screwed.  Cut back on educational systems and public humanities. Starved for funds, returned to  civil war status of worst PS systems in the country. POOR SOUTHerneRS are screwed.  Wh/blk Southern prison system transferred into the Convict Lease system: Used to build roads  (instead of paying wages to poor southerners) Leased out to plntation owners…  most  brutal and aweful system that existed in the US. Convicts resembled pre-civil war  slavery.  Not subject to total segregation except for public schools, allowed to registered to vote,  allowed to vote, run for and win election to office.  Reedemmers wanted to placate Republicans to avoid more reconstruction. Good race  relations part of the new image of the south, imposed by Grady. The black vote was useful. Bourbons remained in power rested on the black 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 1200 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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