5-8 Paragraph Hist Assignment (Standifer)

Essay Question:

What claims were implicit in the term “New South,” and to what extent did the region fulfill this 

promise? To what extent did the South join the national mainstream between 1865 and 1914, and 

to what extent did it remain a region removed?

Considerations: 

 the interrelationship of economics, politics, and race relations

 the significance of Reconstruction as “remembered”

 the comparison of the “New South” and the “Wild West” as underdeveloped regions

 the role of acculturation and assimilation in both regions

 the importance of culture in change and resistance to change in the South 

 long-term legacies established by the “New South” between 1865 and 1914