SG_Black_Reconstruc_DuBois

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Study Guide Black Reconstruction in America (1935) W.E.B. DuBois (William Edward Borghart) 1.What kind of violence was committed against Southern blacks during this period? According to DuBois , what was the purpose of this violence? Why didn’t the North stop it? 2.How according to DuBois, did Emancipation affect the planters and the ex-slaves? 3.What kind of economic pressures did the ex-slaves, the owners, and poor white face after the period of lawlessness following Emancipation? 4.What kind of economic change does DuBois think should have happened after the Civil War? Do you agree? Why or why not? What prevented those changes from happenning? 5.According to DuBois, what explains the “mob spirit” in the United States? 6.According to DuBois, what is the relationship between race consciousness and class consciousness? Does his analysis hold true today?
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Unformatted text preview: 7.What does DuBois mean by the shibboleth of race? 8.How does DuBois explain the paradox of poor white allying, against their better interests, with white planters against blacks, with whom poor whites had much more in common, particularly the experience of exploitation at the hands of white planters? 9.What, according to DuBois, explains the rise of the Ku Klux Klan? 10.How, according to DuBois, were black migrants from the South greeted in the North? 11.How were blacks disenfranchised in the post-Reconstruction South? 12.What does DuBois think of Booker T. Washington? 13.How, according to DuBois, was a caste psychology created? 14.What does DuBois mean by the phrase psychological wage? Does his argument hold true today? 15.How would DuBois explain contemporary race relations in the United States?...
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