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Q (Frank Staplin) BS: Post-Civil War Marshall Plan (44) RE: BS: Post-Civil War Marshall Plan 11 Oct 14

The attempts at Reconstruction failed because of fighting between Democrats and radical Republicans. The South became a backwater based on agriculture.
Historian Eric Foner wrote, "for blacks its failure was a disaster whose magnitude cannot be obscured by the genuine accomplishments that did endure,

No transfer of aid or governance was ever involved (except U. S. Army presence. Comparison with the Marshall Plan is impossible.

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