Mississippi Saw Great Change In The Four Decades After Reconstruction Between And The State Transformed Its Cities Increased Rapidly In Size And Saw The Advent Of Electric Lights, Streetcars, And Moving Pictures Farmers Diversified Their Operations, Sharply Increasing Their Production Of Corn, Sweet Potatoes, And Dairy Products Mississippians Built Large Textile Mills In A Number Of Cities And Increased The Number Of Manufacturing Workers TenfoldBut Many Things Did Not Change In As In , Mississippi Was A Top Cotton Producer And Relied Heavily On Cotton Than On Any Other Product In As In The State Had Troubled Race Relations And Was All Too Often The Site Of Lynchings And Race Riots Compared With Other States In , Mississippi Was Near The Bottom Of The List For Length Of The School Year, For Percentage Of Farms That Boasted Tractors, And For The Number Of Miles Of Paved Or Gravel Roads Mississippi Was The Least Urban And Most Agricultural State In The Nation Rednecks, Redeemers, And Race Mississippi After Reconstruction, Examines The Paradox Of Significant Change Alongside Many Unbroken Continuities It Explores The Reasons Mississippi Was Not Successful In Urbanizing, In Industrializing, And In Reducing Its Reliance On Cotton The Volume Closes By Looking At Events That Would Move Mississippi Closer To The National MainstreamStephen Cresswell Is Professor Of History At West Virginia Wesleyan College And Is The Author Of Multiparty Politics In Mississippi, University Press Of Mississippi And Mormons And Cowboys, Moonshiners And Klansmen Federal Law Enforcement In The South And West,
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- 283 pages
- Rednecks, Redeemers, and Race
- Stephen Cresswell
- 07 August 2018 Stephen Cresswell