Analytical Assignment on Reconstruction/Jim Crow South

HIST 1302-05, Analytical Assignment on Reconstruction/Jim Crow South

Discussion Forum Due Date:Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 p.m.

Read the following primary source documents.Warning:these historical documents contain strong language and descriptions of physical violence.

Ku Klux Klan violence in Georgia, testimony by Maria Carter, 1871:

Testimony taken by the Joint Select Committee to inquire into the condition of affairs in the late insurrectionary states, The Ku Klux Conspiracy, Georgia, v. II, Washington, 1872, testimony of Thomas M. Allen, pages 607 – 612:

Ida B. Wells-Barnett, “Lynch Law in America,” 1900:

The Victims of the Ku Klux Klan (1935):

Use the details from these documents to answer the following questions for your Analytical Assignment:

  • According to the sources, how did the Klan choose its victims?Who was targeted and why?
  • According to these documents, was Reconstruction in the South a success?Support your answer with examples from the sources.


A)Your Analytical Assignment should be at least 250 words in length.Please use complete sentences.In your answer to each question, you must include at least 2 specific examples from the documents in support of your argument.You must use all of the sources in your writing assignment.Paste your assignment directly onto the Discussion Board (do not post as an attachment).Post using the following format:lastname_firstname_assignment 2 (ex: dean_dr._assignment 2).

  • Each statement (argument) that you make must be directly supported with evidence from the source.Example:Columbus’s motives for conquest were:your argument.According to Columbus, these new lands offered Spain:“your source support” (Columbus).DO NOT use any other resources to answer these questions—only use the assigned documents.
  • For citation purposes, put the author’s name or the name of the person giving testimony in parenthesis (Carter, Allen, Wells-Barnett, Harper, Craft, or Ray).You must give credit to the author when you quote and also when you paraphrase.
  • Note:These documents use certain antiquated words that are offensive today.If you use these words in your argument or when paraphrasing, be sure to put these words in quotation marks, e.g., “colored.”If already within a quote, you don’t need to add additional quotation marks.


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