- Had their values defeated by the north:
- Individualism (North): the belief that a good society must be based upon competition between individuals. Individuals are held responsible for shaping their own destinies.
- Communalistic view (south): all people are born with a fixed status and those with more status help those without. This social order fell apart during the civil war, Planters paid their way out of having to serve, poor white males weren’t happy. a rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight.
Was affected by Lincoln and the radical republicans trying to abolish slavery, once Lincoln was assonated the threat was less evident. Black codes were implemented
Republicans wanted to divide up the planter’s plantations but instead sharecropping became the norm. Congress finally tried to pass the civil rights act and affectively passed the 14th amendment.
- Preserved old traditions although eventually the south did have to abolish slavery they still used segregation as a way to maintain white supremacy.
- Forced labor, inequality
- Used prisons’ to make blacks’ slaves again, and this did not violate the 13th amendment because they were being punished for a crime.
The south combined their existing traditions with new ones. They had the north’s values imposed on them after the war and dealt with the radical republicans trying to abolish slavery. Once slavery was abolished the south did not let go without a fight they held onto their existing traditions of white supremacy by using segregation as a means to separate and divide themselves. They kept the idea of inequality and forced labor like using blacks as workers in prisons.