were the Radical Republicans correct in their assumptions regarding the South, or could Lincoln’s approach have paved the way for a continuation of the political, social and economic gains that African Americans had achieved during reconstruction?

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discusses the Black Codes

identify relevant information on the linked PBS American Experience site, Reconstruction The Second Civil War ( https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/reconstruction )

Identify and incorporate at least one additional outside source to support your discussion