Path To A Modern South

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Overview

Federal New Deal programs of the 1930s and World War II are often credited for transforming the South, including Texas, from a poverty-stricken region mired in Confederate mythology into a more modern and economically prosperous part of the United States. By contrast, this history of Northeast Texas, one of the most culturally southern areas of the state, offers persuasive evidence that political, economic, and social modernization began long before the 1930s and prepared Texans to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the New Deal and World War II.

Walter L. Buenger draws on extensive primary research to tell the story of change in Northeast Texas from 1887 to 1930. Moving beyond previous, more narrowly focused studies of the South, he traces and interconnects the significant changes that occurred in politics, race relations, business and the economy, and women's roles. He also reveals how altered memories of the past and the emergence of a stronger identification with Texas history affected all facets of life in Northeast Texas.

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What People Are Saying

Carl H. Moneyhon
This work is a bold step for Texas history. Not only does it advance a fascinating and convincing new argument concerning the forces that shaped Texas history during this era, it also delves into economic and social questions that have remained untouched by past studies. . . . This book has the potential for a wide general readership among those interested in Texas history.
Carl H. Moneyhon, author of Arkansas and the New South, 1874-1929
Carl H. Moneyhon
This work is a bold step for Texas history. Not only does it advance a fascinating and convincing new argument concerning the forces that shaped Texas history during this era, it also delves into economic and social questions that have remained untouched by past studies. . . . This book has the potential for a wide general readership among those interested in Texas history.
Carl H. Moneyhon
This work is a bold step for Texas history. Not only does it advance a fascinating and convincing new argument concerning the forces that shaped Texas history during this era, it also delves into economic and social questions that have remained untouched by past studies. . . . This book has the potential for a wide general readership among those interested in Texas history.
-- Carl H. Moneyhon, author of Arkansas and the New South, 1874-1929
Carl H. Moneyhon
This work is a bold step for Texas history. Not only does it advance a fascinating and convincing new argument concerning the forces that shaped Texas history during this era, it also delves into economic and social questions that have remained untouched by past studies. . . . This book has the potential for a wide general readership among those interested in Texas history.
—(Carl H. Moneyhon, author of Arkansas and the New South, 1874-1929)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292708884
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Seeing the Whole by Spotting a Part

Part One: Foundations
1. The Fluid and the Constant: Persistent Factionalism, Lynching, and Reform, 1887-1896
2. Competition, Innovation, and a Changing Economy, 1897-1914

Part Two: Transformations
3. A New Political Order, 1897-1912
4. "Old Ideas" and "Improved Conditions": Law, Custom, and Memory, 1902-1914
5. An Economic Roller Coaster, 1914-1930
6. World War I and a Shifting Culture
7. Women, the Ku Klux Klan, and Factional Identity, 1920-1927

Part Three: Modernity
8. Politics and Culture: 1928

Epilogue: Stars and Bars and the Lone Star: Memory, Texas, and the South

Notes
A Comment on Primary Sources
Index

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