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Cold war dixie : militarization and modernization in the American south

Author: Kari A Frederickson
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2013.
Series: Politics and culture in the twentieth-century South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the impact of the Savannah River Plant (SRP) on the communities it created, rejuvenated, or displaced, this book explores the parallel militarization and modernization of the Cold War-era South. The SRP, a scientific and industrial complex near Aiken, South Carolina, grew out of a 1950 partnership between the Atomic Energy Commission and the DuPont Corporation and was dedicated to producing materials for  Read more...
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Frederickson, Kari A.
Cold War Dixie
(DLC) 2012048326
(OCoLC)823472891
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kari A Frederickson
ISBN: 0820345199 9780820345192 0820345660 9780820345666
OCLC Number: 849919737
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 226 pages :) : illustrations.
Contents: "This most essential task" : the decision to build the Super --
A varied landscape : geography and culture in the Savannah River Valley --
"A land doomed and damned" : the costs of militarization --
"Bigger'n any lie" : building the bomb plant --
Rejecting the garrison state : national priorities and local limitations --
"Better living" : life in a Cold War company town --
Shifting landscapes : politics and race in a Cold War community --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Politics and culture in the twentieth-century South.
Responsibility: Kari Frederickson.

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