Reconstruction and the West, history assignment help

Choose one question pertaining to developments in the South and one question pertaining to developments in the West.

The South

  • Columbia historian Eric Foner quotes W.E.B. DuBois in calling Reconstruction a “splendid failure.” After studying the events of the late 19th century, defend whether or not you agree with his position. What are the long-term implications?

Foner, E. (1983, October/November). The new view of reconstruction. American Heritage Magazine, 34(6). Retrieved from

The West

  • How did western settlement, particularly in terms of railroad expansion and farming, lead to inevitable conflicts with the Native Americans? Highlight at least one engagement in your answer.

Write a 350-word response to each of your chosen questions.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.


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