Here you go-The South
The post-Civil War South has been called the "New South." In what ways did it succeed
in reinventing itself? In what ways did it fail?
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
Running head: RECONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH AND THE WEST
Reconstruction of the south and the west
RECONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH AND THE WEST
2. The post–Civil War South has been called the New South. In what ways did it succeed in
reinventing itself? In what ways did it fail?
A lot of money and resources were needed to rebuild the south after losing in the civil
war. The civil war wiped out the progress that had been made in terms of infrastructure and
labor. There was a major humanitarian crisis especially on how the freed slaves were going to be
settled because a majority had no background. Its reinvention can be attributed to the availability
of resources like iron, steel, and textiles (Hathaway, 2001). There was also a growth of the New
South industry with the railroads' connection of the sout...