State governments, understandably eager to entice needed capital to their region, no longer entertained the earlier progressive ideal of an autonomous South. The perennially-tempting vision of rapid economic growth funded by plentiful Northern capital arose in new, distinctly modern, attire.

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Summer 1980

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Copyright © 1980, Tennessee Historical Quarterly. This article first appeared in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly 39:2 (1980), 208-222.

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