KKK - KKK As congress was implementing reconstruction many groups were resisting There were several groups aside from the KKK The knights of the white

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KKK As congress was implementing reconstruction, many groups were resisting. There were several groups aside from the KKK. The knights of the white camellia (a flower). They saw themselves as crusaders in service of the property classes. So the clan is going to spread terror to terrorize the blacks. The wave of counterrevolutionary terror, spread by the KKK, over the large parts of the south, (1860-1870), the clan wins. The clan is bent on counterrevolution. This terror spread and had no counterpart in any other western hemisphere society abolished slavery. In no other nations slavery was abolished by clans. It’s a measure of how much is done here, that it elicited an enormous response, compared to other states that just freed their people. The south was resistant to any change. Hamburg South Carolina was a majority black town. They had a constable (sheriff) who was black. In south Carolina it’s hot, so the constable was fanning himself, so the clan felt he was “Fanning himself offensively.” In a way that was like “okay I belong here.” They killed him. They killed any black who wasn’t hiding and burned the town to the gorund. Next Thursday study sheet. October 20 th . Optional Q & A on the 25 th five to six. Reconstruction Outline Was it a harsh peace? We’ll have 3 ways of answering that. We have to always consider the enormous bloodshed, and the nature of the bloodshed. In order to understand Antietam, in northern POW camps, people were introduced to baseball for the first time. At the beginning, it was a Massachusetts and New York game. Baseball in those states were different, there were 11-15 people on a team, and baseball was not played with gloves until the 1880’s. They used an axe handle in the POW camp and used old rags or twine to make a ball, and this is how the game became popularized. It’s the introduction of a certain kind of order in baseball. Baseball is this kind of old style agricultural game. You could play it in any lawn. The whole idea is it is a timeless game. Football on the other hand is tied to the clock. Walter Camp who shapes football, starting in 1880, worked for the new Haven clock company, he was also a student at Yale. Football is going to be much later than baseball. Baseball was more of an individual game. Baseball had to be created before football. Baseball you’re isolated, little coordination, football, everything is coordination. We’re going to talk about the individualist game and the very organized game. Was it a harsh peace? Well what about the political leaders. THe first thing you want to consider is how many political leaders were imprisoned or hanged. What about the military leaders? Most military leaders in the south committed treason. Third, how long did reconstruction, the northern occupation in the south, endure. Everything has meaning. So when we look at the political leaders, we’ll see the only political leader that was punished at all was Jefferson Davis (president of the confederacy), even though almost all leaders committed treason. Davis made his way down along the coast and was arrested May 10

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