Question: Examine the ideologies behind and the means of “redemption” in the American South between 1865 and 1900.
Thesis: Redemption was formed out of a desire to maintain white supremacy and the social order of the south as well as from a need to justify slavery and black inferiority as natural and good. Blacks were re-subjugated through violent attacks, bondage, and denial of legislative rights.
“Old habits die hard.” This is expressive of the situation that existed throughout the Southern states of America after the abolition of slavery in 1865. The South had lost the war with the North which began in 1861 because of cessation threats to the Union, and ended in 1865 with the abolition of enslaved labour. Like every other defeated…show more content… Redeemers sort to reclaim white supremacy in the South by ensuring that blacks lived and worked in conditions similar to slavery- they remained disenfranchised and forced to work on plantations, so that he could be controlled and kept in a position of inferiority. Ultimately, they believed that “Negro rights were to be recognized and protected, with firmness and liberality; but the whites must retain the privilege of determining what those Negro rights were.” Allowing the “Negro” to talk part in the political process is admitting that he is political equality, which “the klan was sworn to prevent” along with all other Southerners with vested interest in maintaining white rule. They prevented blacks…show more content… “The Life Story of a Negro Peon”, in the Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans as told by Themselves, 1906. Wood, Forrest. Black Scare: The Racist Response to Emancipation and Reconstruction. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1970. Woodward, Vann. Reunion and Reaction: The Compromise of 1877 and the End of Reconstruction. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1966. Randel, Williams. The Ku Klux Klan: A Century of Infamy. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1965.
[ 1 ]. Randel, Williams. The Ku Klux Klan: A Century of Imfamy. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1965.
[ 2 ]. Randell, pg 15.
[ 3 ]. Randel, pg7.
[ 4 ]. Wood, Forest. Blace Scare: The Racist Response to Emancipation and Reconstruction. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1970. Pg63.
[ 5 ]. Woodward, Vann. Reunion and Reaction: The Compromise of 1877 and the End of Reconstruction. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1966.
[ 6 ]. Wood, Forest. Pg107.
[ 7 ]. Wood, Foresst. Pg58.
[ 8 ]. Randel, pg15.
[ 9 ]. Ibid, pg15.
[ 10 ]. Wood, Forrest. Pg82.
[ 11 ]. Ibid, pg81.
[ 12 ]. Wood, Forrest. Pg 105.
[ 13 ]. Ibid. pg105.
[ 14 ]. Ibid,pg106.
[ 15 ]. Ibid,
False 12. The grid azimuth from the tower in grid square EG1177 to hill 141 in grid square EG0981 is? _____________________________. Determine Elevation
13. The elevation of the hilltop at grid EG 13908465 is: a.