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|39th Miss Walker hit on an important point here. JObs and Money. If there is none and no hope for any, there will not be much social, political or certainly not much ecomomic progress. Reconstruction systematicaly drained the south of her resources for the benefit of northern interests. Depression came and stayed. I don't have facts, but it would be interesting to compare lifespans of the population of northern vs southern cities and towns.
By the way Joe, I agree with you that had Lincoln lived, reconstruction would never have taken place. Much of it was in retribution to both the war and the assasination (sp, thank you Gen Jackson!)