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The Resource Old South, New South : revolutions in the southern economy since the Civil War, Gavin Wright

Old South, New South : revolutions in the southern economy since the Civil War, Gavin Wright

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Old South, New South : revolutions in the southern economy since the Civil War
Title
Old South, New South
Title remainder
revolutions in the southern economy since the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An original and economically rigorous analysis of the role of slavery in generating economic "backwardness." Wright traces key reasons for the South's century-long status as a second-class country-within-a-country, and assesses the legacy of slavery, the material devastation and social upheaval of the Civil War, and the colonial exploitation of the South by northern capital. He maintains that above all the defining feature of the southern economy was the isolation of its labor market from national and international development. On this basis, Wright explains the sharecropping system, the Populist revolt, the South's limited investment in the education of its own people, and the low-skill, low-productivity, "colonial" character of the region's industrial progress. Only the intervention of the Federal Government during the Great Depression, the author argues, destroyed the bases of the South's low-wage economy, led to long-delayed mechanization of the plantation, helped close the North-South wage gap, and created massive out-migration of unskilled labor during and after World War II. With the demise of the plantation regime, the South opened its doors to outside flows of capital and labor
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Wright, Gavin
Dewey number
330.975/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC107.A13
LC item number
W67 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Southern States
  • Industries
Label
Old South, New South : revolutions in the southern economy since the Civil War, Gavin Wright
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old south, new south -- From laborlords to landlords: the "liberation" of the southern economy -- The long view of southern land and labor -- Plantation, farm, and farm labor in the south -- The rise of southern textiles -- Southern industry, the colonial economy, and black workers -- The interwar years: assault on the low-wage economy -- The new economy of the postwar south
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9780465051946
Lccn
85043106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm12956329
  • (OCoLC)12956329
  • 218976
Label
Old South, New South : revolutions in the southern economy since the Civil War, Gavin Wright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old south, new south -- From laborlords to landlords: the "liberation" of the southern economy -- The long view of southern land and labor -- Plantation, farm, and farm labor in the south -- The rise of southern textiles -- Southern industry, the colonial economy, and black workers -- The interwar years: assault on the low-wage economy -- The new economy of the postwar south
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9780465051946
Lccn
85043106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm12956329
  • (OCoLC)12956329
  • 218976

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