Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the by Kari Frederickson PDF

By Kari Frederickson

Focusing at the influence of the Savannah River Plant (SRP) at the groups it created, rejuvenated, or displaced, this e-book explores the parallel militarization and modernization of the chilly War-era South. The SRP, a systematic and commercial complicated close to Aiken, South Carolina, grew out of a 1950 partnership among the Atomic strength fee and the DuPont company and used to be devoted to generating fabrics for the hydrogen bomb. Kari Frederickson indicates how the desires of the increasing nationwide protection country, together with the company tradition of DuPont, remodeled the financial system, panorama, social family members, and politics of this nook of the South. In 1950, the realm comprising the SRP and its surrounding groups used to be basically terrible, uneducated, rural, and staunchly Democratic; through the mid-1960s, it boasted the main PhDs consistent with capita within the country and had turn into more and more heart type, suburban, and Republican.

The SRP's tale is particularly dramatic; in spite of the fact that, Frederickson argues, it's faraway from precise. The inflow of latest funds, new employees, and new company practices stemming from chilly War-era federal tasks helped force the emergence of the Sunbelt. those components additionally formed neighborhood race family. on the subject of the SRP, DuPont's deeply conservative ethos blunted possibilities for social switch, however it additionally helped comprise the novel white backlash that used to be so popular in locations just like the Mississippi Delta that obtained much less chilly battle investment.

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