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THE RISE OF LEGAL RACIAL SEGREGATION IN THE SOUTH, 1880s-1915 RELEVANCE TO DELAY IN IMPOSITION OF FORMAL SEGREGATION LAWS?: view of historian C. Vann Woodward 3 PHASES IN POST- WAR SOUTHERN RACE RELATIONS ----1) 1868-mid-1870s (RECONSTRUCTION): era of “foreign conquest” & federal govt. intervention ----2) latter 1870s-late 1880s: rule of “racial Conservatives” with de facto segregation replacing exclusion ----3) 1890-1915: rule of the “racial Radicals,” most severely Negrophobic with legal segregation & black disenfranchisement fully instituted
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MAIN “LESSONS” LEARNED FROM RECONSTRUCTION: --“stateways must not supersede folkways” (with wholesale caving in to local rule & prejudices) --Northern electorate’s commitment to freedmen was extremely short-lived & shallow (greater political motivation was to punish Southern whites) --extra-legal violence in defense of “white home rule” does pay
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FEATURES OF SOUTHERN “RACIAL CONSERVATIVE” APPROACH TOWARDS RACE RELATIONS
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 021 taught by Professor Coohill during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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