The transformations of the first four decades of the twentieth century are detailed, from technological and industrial changes to forces that moved Georgians from a rural to a more urban state. Georgia’s role in World War I and II and its experiences during the Great Depression and the New Deal are also detailed.
Chapter 17: Boom and Bust
Chapter 18: The New Deal and World War II
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.