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What were the major accomplishments of reconstruction after the civil war?


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June 27, 2014 9:35PM

Reconstruction in the South after the Civil War had two primary objectives: to rebuild Southern society, with economic re-development as the central goal, and to create space for emancipated slaves in the South's restructured economy and socio-political fabric. Both objectives were partially accomplished; however, much of the progress was altered or undone by the turn of the century (and beyond) as black/white relations became more regimented through segregation.