Historians conclude that while Reconstruction ended slavery after the Civil War in 1865, it failed to challenge the ideologies of race that once defended slavery. As a result, racism continued to inform policies in the decades following the Civil War. In a 5-6 page essay (double-spaced; 11-12 pt font), explore the racial legacies of the Reconstruction era. Give 3 separate, well-supported examples of racial legacies, or the way(s) in which racial formations significantly informed the development of American society between 1870-1940. Use assigned readings and lecture to support your argument.
Support your argument with specific ideas and examples drawn from lecture and primary and secondary source assigned readings.
You must use 5 sources MINIMUM. Of these sources, use at least
2 primary sources,
2 scholarly articles