Post Civil War Migration

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Post Civil War Migration

After the Civil War, many Freedmen moved North seeking jobs and to avoid continuing discrimation in the South

Although farming on the plains proved to be more difficult then many settlers thought it would be. Many black people moved west after the Civil War to escape life in the south. Mining, lumbering, and ranching helped attract settlers to the west.

The North was leaps and bounds farther along than the South, as a result many peoplemoved to the more modern North. Those who didn't tended to the unclaimed West looking for a new start

Those who moved west quickly found out that it was not what it seemed. Many were unprepared for the harsh conditions they faced

Those who moved North did so in the search for jobs and more prosperous Northern citys


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