2000-400 response to attached article on Ku Klux Klan

Step 1: Read an excerpt from the 1871 Congressional hearings on the Ku Klux Klan.

Click here to access the article.

Step 2: After reading the article, answer the following questions.

Use a word processor (like MS Word) to write your 200-400 word response to the following questions:

  • What role do race and gender play here?  What does this tell us about the role of race and gender in Reconstruction more generally?

  • Why were these white men so concerned with John Walthall? 

  • This is an excerpt from a Congressional hearing that was held in 1871.  Why do you suppose Republicans in Congress held these hearings?


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