Lecture 7 - Lecture 7: February 11, 2008 SOUTH, RACE, &...

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Lecture 7: February 11, 2008 [Order for lesson on the board] I. Birth of a Nation 1915 (Remembering Reconstruction) II. Progressivism in the South III. Great Migration IV. Race or Class? Background of the South 1789-1860: South dominates politics (takes the White House multiple years as well as the supreme court) 1861-1912: After the Civil War, the South loses its place in politics Progressive Era: brings back Southerners into politics **Key Question: On what terms with regard to race will the South be brought back into American politics? Reconstruction (1866-1877) Northern army occupies the South tries to bring Democracy Blacks run for office and win Redistribution of power from the planters to the workers We are looking at Reconstruction through 3 layers [Diagram on board] Reconstruction “Birth of a Nation” Now 1866-1877 1915 2008 One view of Reconstruction that is produced through “Birth of a Nation” = whites were victims and blacks took over everything. Reconstruction is pivotal: answers the question whether or not blacks deserve the rights
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ILRCB 1100 taught by Professor Danielc during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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Lecture 7 - Lecture 7: February 11, 2008 SOUTH, RACE, &...

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