Creating the Modern South: Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984

Creating the Modern South: Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984

by Douglas Flamming

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807861462
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/09/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 468
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Douglas Flamming is associate professor of history at the California Institute of Technology.

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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



Flamming brings generations of people to life in a story told with remarkable skill. His book stands out, even among the superb literature on southern textile workers, for its powerful detail, chronological sweep, and empathy for everyone involved.—Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia



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



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



In one sense this fascinating analysis of the Crown Cotton Mill, an owner-managed, 'new South' textile corporation, stretches and reinvigorates business history's classic venue: the company biography. In another, it deepens social history's customary form: the community study.—Journal of Interdisciplinary History

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