Origins of the New South, 1877-1913

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Origins of the New South, 1877-1913

Author: C. Vann Woodward
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Copyright: 1972
Pages: 656

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At the end of Reconstruction, the South began to reassemble itself. The old forms of slavery were abolished, although Jim Crow laws kept southern blacks in subjugation. Industry grew and the cities gained population.

Background Information

Reconstruction was brought to an end in 1877 as part of an informal deal through the Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes became President in exchange for a promise to remove federal troops from the Democratic South. Political thinkers in the South developed reasons for believing that slavery was not just an economic necessity but a moral virtue. Jim Crow laws were designed to deny their civil rights in the South, either directly or by indirect consequences.