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How bad could post-Reconstruction violence have gotten?

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How bad could the violence in the South have gotten after the Civil War? Could it turn into a Rwanda type situation or would things be kept under control before it gets to that point?
Why should it. They don't want to exterminate their cheap labour, just keep it in its place.
You're assuming white on black violence exclusively, IMO.

Southron vs Yankee, rebel vs collaborationist, white vs black, rich vs poor, ....

Yes, it could have descended into a real snake pit, especially if Reconstruction tried harder to build up black militias and businesses, and then the Feds pulled out. Or rather, scaled down, while trying to impose the same standard.

Maybe not Rwanda levels. Certainly post invasion Iraq levels.