Confronting Southern Poverty in the Great Depression The Report on Economic Conditions of the South with Related Documents

ISBN-10: 0312114974
ISBN-13: 9780312114978
Edition: 1996
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

The National Emergency Countil's 1938 Report on Economic Conditions of the South caused Franklin Roosevelt to view the south as "the Nation's #1 economic problem" and quickly became a standard part of modern Southern history. This important and out-of-print document is reprinted here, along with primary accounts of the Depression-era South, statistical data, and contemporary reactions to the Report.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Report in Historical Perspective
First Grapplings with Southern Poverty: Civil War to the Great Depression
The South Meets the Nation: The Depression and the New Deal
Southern Liberals, the New Deal, and the Creation of the Report
Release and Reception
The Failure to Follow Up
The Report in Modern Perspective
The Document: Report on Economic Conditions of the South
Related Pictures, Life Stories, Statistics, and Documents
Photographs
Personal: Life Stories from the Depression-Era South
"Ain't Got No Screens": A Black Tenant Family, Arkansas
"Old Man Dobbin and His Crowd": White Cotton Mill Workers, North Carolina
Quantitative: Statistical Evidence from Odum's Southern Regions
Per Capita Personal Income, by Geographic Divisions and States, 1929
Farm Income, Five- and Ten-Year Average
Preliminary Estimate of Soil Impoverishment and Destruction by Erosion
Proportion of Gainfully Occupied, 1930, Among the General Population 10 Years and Over, Females 10 Years and Over, and Children 10-17 Years
Percent Illiteracy Ten Years of Age and Over, 1930
Average Gross Income per Farm per Year, 1924-1928
Percent Illiteracy 10 Years of Age and Over, 1930
Cotton Economy in the Mississippi Delta
Contemporary Documents Relating to the Report
Using the Report in the "Purge": Speech at Barnesville, Georgia, August 11, 1938
Two Editorials: From the Textile Bulletin and the Louisville Courier Journal
Attack and Response: Hall's Comments and Mellett's Response
The Resolutions Committee, Southern Liberals Respond to the Report: The Southern Conference for Human Welfare, Birmingham, Alabama, November 20-23, 1938
Appendix
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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