In the years from the end of the American Civil War in 1865 to the 1920s, distinctions based on race were fundamental to the consolidation of the U. S. as a nation-state.

30. In the years from the end of the American Civil War in 1865 to the 1920s, distinctions based on race were fundamental to the consolidation of the U. S. as a nation-state.

Write a argument driven essay that supports or challenges the following statement:
Question 1: In the years from the end of the American Civil War in 1865 to the 1920s, distinctions based on race were fundamental to the consolidation of the U. S. as a nation-state.
Note: There are two parts to both of these questions (1) explaining key distinctions based on race or key technologies and making the case for their significance and (2) explaining how they were fundamental to the consolidation of the U. S. as a nation-state in these years. A strong essay will address both parts of the question.
Sources: Your essay should draw on and be limited to material covered in Lectures, Section Discussions, Movies, and Readings (ARW “Remembering Jim Crow; McCunn, Thousand Pieces of Gold; and Riis, How the Other Half Lives).
Length, Formatting, Title: Your essay should be 1,000-1,250 words (roughly 4-5 pages), Times New Roman 12 point font, have a title that at least hints at the argument, have page numbers, and include in-text citations to evidence (e.g., Riis, p. __) or (Lecture 2/14).

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