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Unformatted text preview: The New South HIST 128 (NELSON) 1. Henry Grady - editor of Atlanta Constitution/Journal o "the poor cotton farmer" story illustrates the region had few factories to work the many natural and human resources available in the South o 1880's - wanted to see industry in the south, bustling cities and commerce o Supported by the business class, would outdo the plantation class o South had resources of lumber, iron, coal and wanted to see these industries grow 2. Southern industry o Chief accomplishment - textiles (worked by white women and children mainly) and textile mills o Boom in railroad building o Cotton mills o Tobacco industry Washington Duke Americans spent more on tobacco than on shoes or clothes Southerners realized they could control the financial market Duke trained African Americans for tobacco work, used advertising for the American Tobacco Company 3. Southern agriculture o Mainly cotton/ rice and sugar in certain areas o 1880 to 1900 - cotton was in less demand and eventually led to the break up of the old...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2008 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08