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Unit 5: The New South
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I. Economics of the New South
Group of three wealthy men (Joseph E. Brown, Alfred H. Colquitt, John B.
Gordon) that led the Georgia Democrats and tried to help the wealthy, white
citizens of Georgia during the New South.
New political party that was formed during the New South; supported
farmers and African Americans in the South.
Rebecca Latimer Felton
Georgia reformer that worked to improve child labor laws and prison
conditions; served as the first female U.S. Senator.
Person known as “the voice of the New South” and “the father of the New
South”; used his influence working for the Atlanta Constitution to persuade
Northerners about the South’s ability to be industrial; helped to organize the
International Cotton Exposition.
Georgia politician and leader of the Populist Party; created the RFD Bill that
delivered mail to rural areas for free; assisted poor Georgians and farmers.
International Cotton Expo.
Event held in 1881 and 1895; created to show the economic recovery and
potential of the South after Reconstruction; tried to get businessmen to
invest money in Georgia by building factories (industry).
1906 Atlanta Riot
Racial violence between white and black citizens in 1906; began as a result
of false accusations against black citizens (raping and murdering white
women) published in the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution.
Jewish factory manager accused of killing a 14 year old white girl named
Mary Phagan; he was sentenced to death but the sentence was later changed
to life in prison; kidnapped and lynched (hung) in Marietta.
Knights of Mary Phagan
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