Jennifer E. Brooks
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (January 31, 2005)
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within the aftermath of worldwide struggle II, Georgia's veterans--black, white, liberal, reactionary, pro-union, and anti-union--all chanced on that provider within the conflict greater their feel of male, political, and racial id, yet frequently in contradictory methods. In Defining the Peace, Jennifer E. Brooks indicates how veterans competed in a chronic and infrequently violent fight to figure out the complicated personality of Georgia's postwar future.Brooks unearths that veterans formed the most important occasions of the period, together with the gubernatorial campaigns of either Eugene Talmadge and Herman Talmadge, the defeat of entrenched political machines in Augusta and Savannah, the terrorism perpetrated opposed to black electorate, the CIO's force to arrange the cloth South, and the controversies that ruled the 1947 Georgia common meeting. innovative black and white veterans cast new grassroots networks to mobilize electorate opposed to racial and financial conservatives who adverse their imaginative and prescient of a democratic South. such a lot white veterans, despite the fact that, opted to aid applicants who favourite a conservative software of modernization that aimed to change the state's financial panorama whereas maintaining its anti-union and racial traditions.As Brooks demonstrates, international conflict II veterans performed a pivotal function in shaping the war's political effect at the South, producing a politics of race, anti-unionism, and modernization that stood because the war's longest enduring political legacy.