By Jennifer E. Brooks
Within the aftermath of global battle II, Georgia's veterans--black, white, liberal, reactionary, pro-union, and anti-union--all came across that carrier within the conflict improved their experience of male, political, and racial identification, yet usually in contradictory methods. In Defining the Peace, Jennifer E. Brooks exhibits how veterans competed in a prolonged and occasionally violent fight to figure out the complicated personality of Georgia's postwar destiny.
Brooks reveals that veterans formed the major 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 prepare the cloth South, and the controversies that ruled the 1947 Georgia normal meeting. revolutionary black and white veterans cast new grassroots networks to mobilize electorate opposed to racial and fiscal 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 fiscal panorama whereas maintaining its anti-union and racial traditions.
As Brooks demonstrates, global battle II veterans performed a pivotal position in shaping the war's political influence at the South, producing a politics of race, anti-unionism, and modernization that stood because the war's longest lasting political legacy.
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