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How the Rose City Rose to Power

Title: How the Rose City Rose to Power: Reconstruction, Redemption, and Remembering in Thomasville.
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Name(s): Pope, Jenna Noel, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2018-12-07
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This case study examined Thomasville, Georgia--a seemingly quiet southern town with a history that speaks volumes. After the Civil War, Thomasville went for broke and broke the mold in the 1870s, popularizing itself as a health resort for pulmonary patients in the North. By the 1890s, Old South cotton plantations transformed into northern-owned hunting plantations, retaining the plantation title and the black labor force. While these changes seemed to occur naturally, New South engineers anticipated the town's success as the result of efforts put forth by one Confederate-steeped family and a black workforce dedicated to supporting the needs of visiting northerners. White northerners and black southerners performed a recitation of plantation life that emulated the Old South and reinforced toxic labor patterns. Home to roughly seventy plantations today, Thomasvillians literally live in the past but shroud themselves in their progressive rhetoric. The skeleton of the physical and social infrastructures, built to maintain this idyllic state, still remains and provides evidence of disparity that undermines the progress Thomasville purports to project.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1544214344_4ca6d68a (IID)
Keywords: black history, slavery, southern history, thomasville, georgia history, african americans, plantation, hunting, quail, historical memory
Preferred Citation: Pope, Jenna Noel. "How the Rose City Rose to Power: Reconstruction, Redemption, and Remembering in Thomasville." Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2018.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1544214344_4ca6d68a
Owner Institution: FSU

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Pope, J. N. (2018). How the Rose City Rose to Power: Reconstruction, Redemption, and Remembering in Thomasville. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1544214344_4ca6d68a