Georgia and the New South are explored in the context of Reconstruction, including the competing visions for advancing southern politics and the economy, as well as challenges experienced in assimilating and moving the region forward.
Chapter 15: Political and Social Change in the New South
Chapter 16: Life of the People in a Changing Society
Following World War II, Georgia entered a period of great transition, with populations moving from rural to urban landscapes, the economy modernizing and diversifying, and political influence shifting from traditional centers of influence.
From the end of WWII to the present day, Georgia is surveyed through its role in the Cold War and Civil Rights movement, along with the state’s modernization and growth--from...
Georgia’s geographic characteristics are discussed with a focus on five major themes of geography, including natural resources, minerals, water, and weather.