New South Essay

Following Reconstruction, many southern leaders promoted the idea of a “New South.” To what extent was
this “New South” a reality by the time of the First World War? In your answer be sure to address TWO of
the following.

Economic development
Race relations

Your essay will be evaluated using my essay rubric:


Organization: essay includes a clear thesis, good sentence structure, well constructed paragraphs with topic sentences, few/no grammatical or spelling errors

Vocabulary: essay includes several concepts from the course or time period, vocabulary is used properly and demonstrates knowledge of the issues involved

Evidence: essay uses several specific and relevant examples; names, events, dates

Response: essay answers the whole question, thesis demonstrates analysis

Essay should be typed and double-spaced.  It is recommended that you submit your essay to me as a .doc or .rtf attachment to an email.  My email address is