Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

Confronting Southern Poverty in the Great Depression: The Report on Economic Conditions of the South with Related Documents

Edited by David L. Carlton (NHC Fellow, 1994–95) and Peter A. Coclanis (NHC Fellow, 1996–97)

Boston: Bedford Books, 1996

From the publisher’s description:

The National Emergency Countil's 1938 "Report on Economic Conditions of the South" caused Franklin Roosevelt to view the south as "the Nation's #1 economic problem" and quickly became a standard part of modern Southern history. This important and out-of-print document is reprinted here, along with primary accounts of the Depression-era South, statistical data, and contemporary reactions to the Report.

Subjects
History / Great Depression / Poverty / Primary Sources / American South / Report on Economic Conditions of the South / Franklin D. Roosevelt /

Carlton, David L. (NHC Fellow, 1994–95), and Coclanis, Peter A. (NHC Fellow, 1996–97), eds. Confronting Southern Poverty in the Great Depression: The Report on Economic Conditions of the South with Related Documents. Bedford Series in History and Culture. Boston: Bedford Books, 1996.