Who were the scalawags?

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Jan 26, 2017

The Scalawags were the Southern whites who supported Reconstruction.


After the Civil War, getting the Confederate states to rejoin the Union was called the Reconstruction. Most people in the South were against Reconstruction because they supported slavery and would have to pay a lot of money to hire paid laborers instead of slaves on their plantations. A minority in the South supported the Reconstruction, and they were called scalawags.