Creating the Modern South: Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984 (Fred W.Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

Creating the Modern South: Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984 (Fred W.Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Douglas Flamming
  • Publish Date: 1995-11-20


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In Creating the Modern South, Douglas Flamming examines one hundred years in the life of the mill and the town of Dalton, Georgia, providing a uniquely perceptive view of Dixie's social and economic transformation.

Beautifully written, it combines the rich specificity of a case study with broadly applicable synthetic conclusions.--Technology and Culture

A detailed and nuanced study of community development. . . . Creating the Modern South is an important book and will be of interest to anyone in the field of labor history.--Journal of Economic History

A rich and provocative study. . . . Its major contribution to our knowledge of the South is its careful account of the evolution and collapse of mill culture.--Journal of Southern History

Ambitious, and at times provocative, Creating the Modern South is a well-researched, highly readable, and engaging book.--Journal of American History

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