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.
Copyright © 1980, Tennessee Historical Quarterly. This article first appeared in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly 39:2 (1980), 208-222.
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Ayers, Edward L. "Northern Business and the Shape of Southern Progress: The Case of Tennessee's "Model City." Tennessee Historical Quarterly 39, no. 2 (June 1980): 208-222.