Southern Class Structure in the 1930s

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Southern Class Structure in the 1930s By: Katy Saindon Ilia Savin

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Background Information • In 1929, the Great Depression struck the United States and went on for a long time, bringing about most by far of Americans to be in the lower class. • In the 1930s, the KKK additionally affected southern class structure, since they utilized savagery and dread to threaten the liberated African Americans to keep them at a lesser class and prevented them from practicing their rights, for example, voting.

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Racism and Sexism • Race and Gender clashes both had an essential influence in Southern class structure. Every single African American were looked down on to be the most minimal class in the southern culture. White rich Men were taken a gander at as the most noteworthy point in Southern culture. White ladies were some place in the middle of them.

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Lower Class • T he bring down class of the South was huge and comprised of the workers and all of the African American populace. • These individuals lived in the ghettos and worked steadily. •There was frequently much segregation and bias against this class.

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Middle Class The working class was little and were the white families who were poor, however not living in the ghettos but not ready to ascend to the privileged. Many individuals in the working class were alluded to regularly as, "White Trash". The privileged frequently looked down on these individuals.

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Upper Class • The privileged was for the most part Aristocratic families. • There were basically no African Americans in the high society. • The high society abided in huge and stately houses. • They were alluded to some of the time as, "The Southern Gentlemen and their dazzling women".

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Key Words Racism - The conviction that race represents contrasts in human character or capacity and that a specific race is better than others. Sexism - Discrimination in view of sex, particularly victimization ladies. Bias - An antagonistic judgment or assessment shaped heretofore or without learning or examination of the truths. Class - A summed up classification that portrays a gathering of individuals that can exist inside it. Separation - Treatment or thought in light of class or classification instead of individual legitimacy

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Citations Westphal, Chris. "Migrant labor." American History . ABC-CLIO, 2009. Web. 20 Oct. 2009. <>. Extraordinary Depression." American Government . ABC-CLIO, 2009. Web. 20 Oct. 2009. <>. "Ku Klux Klan." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2009. Web. 20 Oct. 2009. <http//>. • Richardson, Lystra Moore. "The South in Literature." 2008. Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. 7 Sept 2008 < modules/units/1991/1/91.01.05.x.html>