From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt : Federal Policy, Economic Development, and the Transformation of the South, 1938-1980
This is a study of the effect of federal economic policy on the American South from the time of the New Deal to the present. Decrying the South's economic backwardness and political conservatism, the Roosevelt administration launched a series of aggressive programmes to reorder the Southern economy. A generation of young liberal Southerners entered the national government to participate in these policies from the 1930s until the 1950s. Further chapters analyse the political implications for the South of this federal policy.
- Hardback | 346 pages
- 160.02 x 233.68 x 38.1mm | 703.06g
- 17 Jan 1991
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- line drawing, map, tables
This book brings together a wealth of material about southern economic development. It is an important contribution to southern economic history. * Journal of American History *
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Investigating the effects of federal economic policies, From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt is an analysis of the South's remarkable odyssey from what President Roosevelt called the 'Nation's No. 1 Economic Problem' in the 1930s to the Sunbelt of the 1970s. Decrying the South's economic backwardness and political conservativism, the Roosevelt Administration launched a series of aggressive programs to reorder the Southern economy. After 1950, however, Keynesianism replaced New Deal reform as the mainstay of national economic policy, and the national security state supplanted the social welfare state as the South's principal benefactor.