Reconstruction Of The South Summary

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The reconstruction of the South began after the Civil War was over. It was a time when many new amendments were passed to further the progress of black people. But segregation was the end result. This shows how in Arkansas, where the book is set, racism is prevalent and it is a deciding factor in many people’s opinions, and even in Mattie’s as well. When Mattie and Yarnell are making their way down to her father they, or rather Yarnell, experience a moment of racism while on the train and a slur is yelled at Yarnell. Also he is given a command, and he is expected to follow it, which he does. This a lingering attitude left over from the Civil War, and it shows how white people still don’t see black people as equal and they expect them
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