MISSISSIPPI: The Six-Foot Wedge

For Mississippi, the Civil War marked not only the end of glory, but also the beginning of a dismal record as the hindmost state of the reconstructed union in wealth, education and social progress. For

Mississippians who have waited long to be led to glory, the rising hero of the day is James Plemon Coleman, their amiable, husky (6 ft. 2 in., 230 lb.), 43-year-old governor. J. P. Coleman reveres the tactics and tragedy that he learned as a child at the feet of ancient Confederate veterans in his native Choctaw County, 100...

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