The Grant Era And The New South Discussion

Instructions:

Read the following Discussion question carefully, then submit an original answer.  Your answer should be at least a few sentences to a paragraph in length.  There is no “right” or “wrong” answer, but your opinion should be well-reasoned and based on fact. 

Within a relatively short time after Reconstruction, Northern Republican industrialists and Southern “Bourbon” Democrats were uniting in their vision for a “New South.”  How were they able to achieve this alliance?  Was it successful?