In what ways did the experience of the South during the era of Reconstruction parallel the experience of the American West during the last half of the 19th century?

In what ways did the experience of the South during the era of Reconstruction parallel the experience of the American West during the last half of the 19th century?How dose the mythology of the American West differ from the historical reality of that region?Why do you think the West represent the spirit of the United States to Americans and people living outside the United States?