Cover for COBB: The Selling of the South: The Southern Crusade for Industrial Development, 1936-90

The Selling of the South

The Southern Crusade for Industrial Development, 1936-90

From the Great Depression to the Sunbelt Era the South has pursued industrial development as the remedy for its economic ills. The mixed results of this ongoing crusade are chronicled in this path-breaking study, updated to 1990, in which James Cobb examines the expectations, achievements, and side effects of the dive for southern industrialization.

"Cobb's update of his compelling story of how the South sold its resources and its people for economic development results in a book that continues to be essential for anyone seeking to understand the contemporary southern economy and its historic and cultural context."--David R. Goldfield, author of Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers: Southern City and Region

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