Reconstruction - Cartoon 1874 reconstruction not over yet Thomas Nast-congress was passing amendments and trying to fund schools but a full page cartoon

Reconstruction - Cartoon 1874 reconstruction not over yet...

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Cartoon: 1874, reconstruction not over yet. Thomas Nast-congress was passing amendments and trying to fund schools but a full page cartoon comes out that shows white league and kkk to show the real social status of free african americans - don’t have economic value anymore after slavery -being free and not really free is worst than slavery , false hope-13th, 14th and 15th amendments were passed but if no one is internalizing then or enforcing them then what is the point -Andrew Johnson said that 8/23 notes-Why is it that the poor white, whom they thought would rally with the blacks to abolish the prejudice, was also against them? -instead, they pushed for the opposite and wouldn’t help them or employ them at all-they were dismayed that upward mobility was not happening-Northern Whites felt that white culture was being attacked on the home front as well as because of the influx of immigrants-Manifest Destiny also caused racial problems, Native Americans run out of their homes and their children taken away from them, put into Religious schools or labor camps-Reconstruction seemed to be causing more troubles, pulling apart the county at the seams-Because Lynchings were not being interrupted, the defendants got away with them. Showed that the people in power were not enforcing the amendments, instead, encouraging it all-Plessy vs Ferguson, “Separate but Equal” - separate in itself indicated their differences (the start of segregation)-The North was as bad as the prejudice in the south -north and south were fueled by ideas of imperialism-eugenics: science argued that certain people were inferior and superior “breed the best with thebest” (will base it over whatever they want, no set criteria) -first Europeans came? It was about their origins-When blacks came up to the North, it became a thing about race-Later on, it became about poverty “poverty is passed through the blood” (thought that ifthey were unable to have children, that their class would shrink, rather than raising wages)--examples of modern adaptation: great recession ‘07-’08, classes began to blame one another for “taking their jobs” (shows deep internalization) -move ballot boxes, grandfather clauses, poll taxes, 8 ballot box; wanted to keep the same people in power, wanted it to make it harder to vote, didn’t want the blacks to be put in power or vote (were scared that they were gaining too much power)Why the south was behind for so long- test scores, economy etc.-poorest blacks and whites were stuck in the South-currency no longer legit- Southerners wanted to go back to a cotton economy -Profits went down because they actually had to pay their laborers -Britain was no longer sourcing their cotton from the US, foreign competition from India,
Brazil, Argentina because it is now a global economy-Can’t depend on a one-crop economy (too risky, open to epidemics)-Adamant on keeping labor-intensive crops but had no slaves to support *Really expensive to keep up a racist country

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