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Unformatted text preview: The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South POLI 363: Southern Politics Fall 2009 September 23, 2009 The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South Outline 1 Reconstruction and its aftermath Factors promoting the end of Reconstruction Achievements of Reconstruction 2 A Political Economy Perspective Federal Election Law Electoral College Competition Effect on Federal Election Law Enforcement 3 Implications for a One Party South The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South Three Causes of a One Party Democratic South 1 Reconstruction and its aftermath 2 Electoral Success of Southern Whites 3 Restrictions on Black Suffrage The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South Reconstruction and its aftermath Factors promoting the end of Reconstruction 1. Various Federal Interventions Federal troops at polling stations in the North? Instituted black state delegates Ex: GA state legislature Ex: SC KKK arrests and federal trials The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South Reconstruction and its aftermath Factors promoting the end of Reconstruction 2. Sharecropping White farmers negotiated agreements with their former slaves Goal of sharecropping? New to concept of free labor, wage increases, etc. The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South Reconstruction and its aftermath Factors promoting the end of Reconstruction 3. Democratic Party Campaigns White supremacist rhetoric Marketed threats to end Reconstruction Reinforce existing southern disdain for the North/Republicans Battlefield Sectionalism The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South Reconstruction and its aftermath Factors promoting the end of Reconstruction 4. Political Violence and Voter Intimidation Fear of Negro Rule White Liners (LA), Knights of White Camellia, and Ku Klux Klan Viewed actions as enforcing natural law Ultimate goal? The Emergence of a One Party Democratic South Reconstruction and its aftermath Factors promoting the end of Reconstruction 5. Status of Northern Economy Money to state governments...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course POLI 363 taught by Professor Parsons during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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