History 1302: United States History II-Did a “New South” emerge after the Civil War?

History 1302: United States History II
Section 61005, Fall 2019
Instructor: Prof. Mark E. Green, MA, MBA

Short Paper 1
Answer the following question:
Was the “New South” really new?
In other words,
Did a “New South” emerge after the Civil
War? Yes? or No?
If yes, what changes occurred?
– Economically
– Socially / Racially
– Politically / Legally
If no, why didn’t it take place? What aspects of
the South remained the same?
– Economically
– Socially / Racially
– Politically / Legally
What is theme of the song, “Strange Fruit,” that was
made popular by jazz artist Billie Holiday?

Grading criteria:
Paper is worth 10 points.
Should be approximately 2-5 pages in length – not including the cover
No shorter than 2 full pages.
Based on text (Chapter 17 of The American Journey) and class
discussions. *Outside research is strongly suggested.
All papers must be typed, in 12-point font, double spaced, with oneinch margins on all sides.
Papers are due at the beginning of class; or, to Prof. Green via
Blackboard or his DCCCD email – no later than 11:59 p.m. on
Thursday, September 26, 2019
For each day a paper is late 2.5 points will be deducted from the
final grade
Paper should:
Educate and inform the reader: Become the subject matter expert.
Address the central question(s): And have a clear and coherent
Take a stand/position: Use the text and other sources to back
up/support your position.
Knowledge of subject: Paper uses evidence (i.e. examples, details,
facts) in a way that supports the central argument and demonstrates a
clear understanding of the material.
Analysis of material: Paper is critical of evidence that is presented.
When using concepts, issues, or examples in various outlets of evidence
paper explains relevance to central thesis.
Clarity/organization: Paper is clear and well-organized. It is organized
in an efficient style; paper flows in a manner that makes sense to reader.
It does not “jump” from issue-to-issue or time period-to-time period.

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