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by Bruce J. Schulman




This is a carefully executed study of the effects of federal economic policy in transforming the American South from the time of the New Deal to the present. Decrying the South's economic backwardness and political conservatism, the Roosevelt Administration launched a series of aggressive programs to reorder the Southern economy. A generation of young liberal Southerners entered the national government to preside over these policies. After 1950, however, Keynesianism replaced New Deal reform as the mainstay of national economic policy, and the national security state supplanted the social welfare state as the South's principal benefactor. Schulman here contrasts the diminished role of national welfare programs in the postwar South with the expansion of military and growth-oriented programs, analyzing their contributions to the South's remarkable economic growth, and the excruciating limits of that prosperity. Schulman ultimately relates these developments to Southern politics and race relations. A forcefully argued work, From Cotton Belt to Sun Belt will be an invaluable addition to the literature, and an essential guide to students and scholars of federal policy and modern Southern history.
Download From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt: Federal Policy, Economic Development, and the Transformation of the South, 1938-1980 epub
ISBN: 0195057031
ISBN13: 978-0195057034
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Bruce J. Schulman
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 17, 1991)
Pages: 352 pages
ePUB size: 1549 kb
FB2 size: 1637 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 590
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Nahelm
Interesting, factual read on the transformation of the South economy, social structure, and politics. Schulman describes how Federal policy in particular was responsible for this shift and the impact it has had for the South. From Cotton Belt to Sun Belt details how the huge influx of Federal money after WWII changed the South's reliance on the Cotton industry to manufacturing and industrialization. The South became the hub for military manufacturing, bases, and weaponry. If you like American history and/or you live in the South, I recommend reading this book.
MrCat
MANY TIMES TO READ BUT SOMEWHAT ANGRY THAT THIS BOOK WAS NOT ABOUT BELTS AT ALL. MISLEADING. INFORMATIVE ONCE YOU GET PAST THE ASSUMPTION IT IS ABOUT BELTS, BUT STILL DISAPPOINTING.