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According to Woodward, the South has undergone two "Reconstructions." Discuss the similarities and differences between the two.

If the southern conservatives had managed to retain control of the Democratic Party, how might race relations have evolved?

The South had alternatives after Reconstruction, one of which was the Populist movement. How did the Populists hope to unite the races and, in your opinion, why did they fail?

What issues and events caused the Jim Crow South to take a path that differed from South African Apartheid?

In the 1950's, Southerners seemed to accept, albeit reluctantly, the end of segregation in a number of public venues. Further, they did not react negatively to integration in military barracks and mess halls. Why, then, do you believe, the response to public school integration was so vehement and defiant?

What aspects of the modern world from 1945 forward, created and...

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