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Discuss how or if post-Civil War America was truly a period of reform and justice for marginalized populations or if the population and economic landscapes provided for new forms of social and professional segregation. Use examples to support your answer. Your response must be at least 200 words in length. After the Civil War, the Confederacy - southern states were destroyed. Plantations, farms, and crops were obliterated by fires and destruction. All of these were the resources that the south thrived and relied on to live on. Being in a state of despair the south needed to be reconstructed and rejoin the Union. In 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to abolish slavery was approved and ratified. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." ( ) President Lincoln allowed Confederates that took oath to the Union to be pardoned and reinstated into the Union.

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