ISBN-10:
0807120987
ISBN-13:
9780807120989
Pub. Date:
01/01/1997
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
ISBN-10:
0807120987
ISBN-13:
9780807120989
Pub. Date:
01/01/1997
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Old South, New South: Revolutions in the Southern Economy since the Civil War / Edition 1

Old South, New South: Revolutions in the Southern Economy since the Civil War / Edition 1

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Overview

In this provocative and intricate analysis of the postbellum southern economy, Gavin Wright finds in the South’s peculiar labor market the answer to the perennial question of why the region remained backward for so long. After the Civil War, Wright explains, the South continued to be a low-wage regional market embedded in a high-wage national economy. He vividly details the origins, workings, and ultimate demise of that distinct system. The post-World War II southern economy, which created today’s Sunbelt, Wright shows, is not the result of the evolution of the old system, but the product of a revolution brought on by the New Deal and World War II that shattered the South’s stagnant structure and created a genuinely new, thriving order.


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ISBN-13: 9780807120989
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gavin Wright is William Robertson Coe Professor in American Economic History at Stanford University and the author of The Political Economy of the Cotton South and Old South, New South: Revolutions in the Southern Economy Since the Civil War, winner of the Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award of the Southern Historical Association. He is a past president of the Economic History Association and the Agricultural History Society.

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