Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South (Paperback)Kari Frederickson (author)
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The SRP's story is notably dramatic; however, Frederickson argues, it is far from unique. The influx of new money, new workers, and new business practices stemming from Cold War-era federal initiatives helped drive the emergence of the Sunbelt. These factors also shaped local race relations. In the case of the SRP, DuPont's deeply conservative ethos blunted opportunities for social change, but it also helped contain the radical white backlash that was so prominent in places like the Mississippi Delta that received less Cold War investment.
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 359 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
Cold War Dixie sketches one of the many cultural clashes that took place between the Cold War-era military-industrial complex and the rural South. . . .[Frederickson] argues that the evolution of the South is more complex than scholars have previously allowed.--Michael D. Bowen "H-Net Reviews "
Cold War Dixie begins to fill an important gap in the historiography of the South, and of the Cold War, generally. By examining the cultural impact of the Savannah River Project, Frederickson effectively illuminates how military and political history, too often segregated or ignored in modern academia, intersects and changes society - from whole cities and towns, to individuals having their lives forever changed.--Brian Lewis Crispell "Florida Historical Quarterly "
Kari Frederickson presents Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South, a close scrutiny of the impact of the Savannah River Plant (SRP). . . . Notes, a bibliography, and an index round out this thoughtful close study of a turning point in American history.--Midwest Book Review