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1. Describe the effects of the following events on American History in the late 19h Century: • Reconstruction

• The End of the American West • Electricity • The Growth of Cities 2. True Grit (2010) is set only a few years after the end of the Civil War. How does the film depict the society and morals of postbellum America? How did the Coen brothers' portrayal of the 1870s South (people and locale) meet or defy your expectations for the period? Where do you see traces of the war in the characters' actions?

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Reconstruction It was a period that lasted for 15 years from 1863-1877 in the United States. Freed men were granted equal... View the full answer

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