2112ppt2 - The New South and the New West Henry Grady and the New South Creed Grady(1850-89 editor of the Atlanta Constitution The New South creed

2112ppt2 - The New South and the New West Henry Grady and...

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The New South and the New West
Henry Grady and the New South Creed Grady (1850-89): editor of the Atlanta Constitution The New South creed emphasized: 1) southern industrialization 2) diversification of agriculture 3) peaceful race relations
Late-nineteenth-century southern industries Cotton mills Coal mining Tobacco manufacturing Iron and steel
Postbellum southern farmers Planters: farmers w/ large plantations (500+ acres) Small landowners Tenant farmers Sharecroppers Day laborers
“Bourbons”/“Redeemers” Democrats who took control of southern politics and government after Reconstruction Like the Bourbons of France following the French Revolution, they supposedly learned nothing and forgot nothing after the Civil War Consisted of and represented the interests of planters and industrialists
The Rise of Jim Crow The term “Jim Crow” originated w/ a black face character in minstrel shows but came to refer to the system of legalized segregation.

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