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Historians argue that the federal government was negligent during the Reconstruction period. They offered no sustainable assistance to the freed people and as a result white southerners were able to take control of the southern society, economy, culture and politics with relative ease after the Compromise of 1877. That brings us to the attached article
What misinformation and alternative history does the tour guide have to confront? Identify at least three items.
In what way does the misinformation relate back to the failures of the federal government (and the strength of the Redeemers) during Reconstruction?
How could the government have made a stronger statement about the position of freed people at the end the war while communicating to all southerners that they clearly lost the Civil War?