THE SOUTH: The Enlightened Revolution

The Old South, the land of cotton, sharecropping and mortgages, is the fastest changing region of the U.S. From the southern Atlantic seaboard west to Arkansas and Louisiana,* trim, modern factories have sprung up in the cities, the small towns and the open fields. Since the beginning of World War II, industry has invested billions in new Southern plants, put 2,000,000 Southerners on new, steady payrolls, and started the dynamics of history's first enlightened industrial revolution.

A Georgia Corpse. The big change came with express-train momentum, but it was a long time getting...

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