ISBN-10:
0312114974
ISBN-13:
2900312114977
Pub. Date:
01/28/1996
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Confronting Southern Poverty in the Great Depression: The Report on Economic Conditions of the South with Related Documents / Edition 1

Confronting Southern Poverty in the Great Depression: The Report on Economic Conditions of the South with Related Documents / Edition 1

by David L. Carlton

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Confronting Southern Poverty in the Great Depression: The Report on Economic Conditions of the South with Related Documents / Edition 1


The National Emergency Countil's 1938 Report on Economic Conditions of the South caused Franklin Roosevelt to view the south as "the Nation's #1 economic problem" and quickly became a standard part of modern Southern history. This important and out-of-print document is reprinted here, along with primary accounts of the Depression-era South, statistical data, and contemporary reactions to the Report.

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ISBN-13: 2900312114977
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author


David L. Carlton is associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University, where he has taught since 1983. He is the author of Mill and Town in South Carolina, 1880-1920 (1982) and a number of publications dealing chiefly with the urban, industrial, and labor history of the American South. He is currently working on a study of the industrialization of North Carolina. Peter A. Coclanis is a member of the history department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of many works in economic history, including The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920 (1989), which won the Allan Nevins Prize of the Society of American Historians.

Table of Contents


Foreword
Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION: THE REPORT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

First Grapplings with Southern Poverty: Civil War to the Great Depression The South Meets the Nation: The Depression and the New Deal Southern Liberals, the New Deal, and the Creation of the Report
Release and Reception The Failure to Follow Up The Report in Modern Perspective

PART II. THE DOCUMENT: REPORT ON ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF THE SOUTH

PART III. RELATED PICTURES, LIFE STORIES, STATISTICS, AND DOCUMENTS

Photographs

Personal: Life Stories from the Depression-Era South
Mary A. Hicks and Willis S. Harrison, "You're Gonna Have Lace Curtains": A White Tenant Family, North Carolina
Walter Rowland, "Ain't Got No Screens": A Black Tenant Family, Arkansas
Ida Moore, "Old Man Dobbin and His Crowd": White Cotton Mill Workers, North Carolina

Quantitative: Statistical Evidence from Odum's Southern Regions
Table 1. Per Capita Personal Income, by Geographic Divisions and States, 1929
Table 2. Farm Income, Five- and Ten-Year Average Table 3. Preliminary Estimate of Soil Impoverishment and Destruction by Erosion Table 4. Proportion of Gainfully Occupied, 1930, Among the General Population 10 Years and Over, Females 10 Years and Over, and Children 10-17 Years Table 5. Percent Illiteracy Ten Years of Age and Over, 1930
Figure 6. Average Gross Income per Farm per Year, 1924-1928
Figure 7. Percent Illiteracy 10 Years of Age and Over, 1930
Figure 8. Cotton Economy in the Mississippi Delta

Contemporary Documents Relating to the Report
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Using the Report in the "Purge": Speech at Barnesville, Georgia, August 11, 1938
Two Editorials: From the Textile Bulletin and the Louisville Courier Journal
Fitzgerald Hall and Lowell Mellett, Attack and Response: Hall's Comments and Mellett's Response
The Resolutions Committee, Southern Liberals Respond to the Report: The Southern Conference for Human Welfare, Birmingham, Alabama, November 20-23, 1938

APPENDIX

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

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