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Jade Martin 26 January 2006 Dr. Bendler “The New South” Living in the south in the late eighteen hundreds was not the easiest time for families, let alone farmers. Many people felt a strong need to regroup and stimulate business and industrialization, while others felt that no change was needed. However two men in particular had completely opposing views. Henry Grady was certain that the “new south” should be filled with factories, mills, railroads, mines, and cities. Tom Watson believed that Grady was a traitor and had sold the south to the capitalists of the north. Watson was also the son of a struggling father, which also helps his argument for not changing the south. Watson had a challenging life, and desperately tried to save the south and all the farms. He gave up school at one point in an effort to help out his family due to rapidly decreasing finances. Some time after Watson had gone to law school, and eventually moved back into his home town of Thomson. Once he moved back he began making
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