They wanted the old ruling class out of power in the south and they wanted protection for
The three-fifths rule was null and void and all blacks would be counted towards southern
Louisiana was something of an experiment in Reconstruction. New Orleans had been a
Union stronghold in the south. It had many free blacks, most of who were well educated
and wealthy. They owned about 2 million dollars in property.
April 26, 2013
Angola Prison: A Case Study in the Racism and Profit-Maximization Inherent in
Incarceration in the United States
Nestled between the Mississippi and the Tunica Hills, the Louisiana State
Penitentiary (Angola) is s
World War II
1. Bold statement about impact.
2. This is contested.
3. However, in looking how WWII influenced the southern economy,
political affiliation and the emerging challenge to Jim Crow, it is clear that
WWII was, in fact, as influe
Civil War and Reconstruction
The Civil War took as many American lives as every other American war combined.
There was a huge range of issues stemming from the end of the Civil War. The most
important was under what terms the Confederates gain reentrance
1. Open with a description of the physical beauty of Angola
2. Contrast this with the conditions inside
3. Set up the pattern: profit-maximization poor conditions outcry
A. Discuss the role of race
4. Thesis: In
The New South
To Serve God and Wal-Mart, The Making of Christian Free Enterprise. Bethany
Moreton. (Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 2009. Pp. 271.)
To a mother of two buying a gallon of milk at her local Wal-Mart in Kansas City,
Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920. Charles Reagan Wilson.
(Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1980. Pp. 249.)
Americans are well acquainted with the notion of the South, able to effortlessly
rattle off st
Plessy v. Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents. Brook Thomas. (Boston:
Bedford/St. Martins, 1997.)
Because of the tiered nature of the United States legal system, one can safely
assume that any case that ascended to the United States
March 13, 2013
Deep South: A Social Anthropological Study of Caste and Class. Allison Davis, Burleigh
B. Gardner, and Mary R. Gardner, with a New Introduction by Jennifer Jensen Wallach.
(Columbia, SC: University of South
The New South
Stride Toward Freedom The Montgomery Story. Martin Luther King Jr. (Boston, MA.:
Beacon Press, 1958. Pp. 221.)
What makes a great leader? Some might argue strong oratory skills and a booming voice.
The first plan to emerge was Lincolns 10% plan. Under this plan a state could be
re-admitted and southerners who took an oath of loyalty and pledged to accept the
abolition of slavery were fully pardoned.
Johnsons presidential reconstruct
Deep South: A Social Anthropological Study of Caste and Case
To best appreciate the studys significance, attention should be focused
simultaneously on developments in the field of anthropology, American social
and economic history of the 193
Chapter 1- Return to the South
Dr. King was a trial preacher at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in 1954.
The church was small in size, but had an influential and affluent constituency.
He talks about his longstanding relationship with segregation, pointin
He ran on a class-based platform.
He was and is controversial. He was notoriously corrupt, but every politician in Louisiana was.
He inherited a corporation dominated government.
Almost immediately, he began to consolidate his power. He fired al
African Americans in the 1930s
The most high profile racial event of the 1930s was the trial of the Scottsboro boys. A
deputy sheriff stopped a freight train in rural Alabama and arrested 9 young black men
who they found on the train. They also found two
The Great Depression Agricultural Policy
It hit the south extra hard. Bankruptcy threatened state and local governments. They reacted by
slashing budgets and raising taxes (especially sales tax). Banks failed and industry shriveled up.
Huge proportions of
The New South
Immediately after the war, republicans opened up land in the south to small family farms.
In 1876, congress repealed it and opened up the land for sale. Big plantations and
corporations swooped in and bought up all the land. Most of the land
WWI created a huge demand for explosives, coal, iron and oil . Southern workers saw a huge
increase in income.
The demand (and prices) for cotton also skyrocketed. It was the first time since the Civil War
that there had been such good money in cotton. Th
Populism and its Appeal
In the 1890s, the US economy began to falter. It didn't begin to recover until around
1900. The south was hit particularly hard. Unemployment skyrocketed and working
conditions were dismal. Strike ensued around the country, includi
Some historians argue that the impact of WWII was even greater than the impact of the
Civil War. It helped to transform the economy, challenged Jim Crow and changed the
From the Civil War until WWII, there were three pillars of
The End of Populism
William Jennings Bryan loss pretty much put an end to the Populist Party. Some of their
goals, however, made it into law. The Federal Farm Loan Act and the Warehouse Act of
1916 were drawn directly from their platform. The Sixteenth Am