Choose one question pertaining to developments in the South and one question pertaining to developments in the West.
- 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 http://staging.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1983/6/1983_6_10.shtml
- 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.