The South and the West Transformed - The South and the West Transformed 1865-1900 Myth of the south \u25cf A fresh vision \u25cf Diversity\/industrialize

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The South and the West Transformed1865-1900Myth of the south A fresh visionDiversity/industrializeEconomic growth TobaccoKY v James Duke tobacco warsKY farmers won case The Failings of the New SouthAgriculture (cotton remains king)Sharecropping introduced Free slaves would return to masters for work Would work land for 5% or 10% of market Race Relations during the 1800’sSubjugating African Americans Jim Crow LawsMississippi “purity” clause Segregation spreads 1883 Supreme Court Supreme Court allowed states to choose whether to segregate Plessy v. Ferguson 1896 Homer Plessy, 1/8th African ancestry “Separate, but equal”Legal under the constitution John Marshal Harlan (ex-slaveholder pre-civil war) Said no to segregation “Equality before the law”The Wilmington InsurrectionAfrican americans would vote themselves into office Whites rioted and put themselves in office over blacks Lots of rioting after WW1 between whites and blacks The Black Response Ida B. Wells
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