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Defining the PeaceWorld War II Veterans, Race, and the Remaking of Southern Political Tradition$
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Jennifer E. Brooks

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807829110

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875759_brooks

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: Hitler Is Not Dead but Has Found Refuge in Georgia

: Hitler Is Not Dead but Has Found Refuge in Georgia

The General Assembly of 1947 and the Limits of Progress

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Defining the Peace

Jennifer E. Brooks

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses how white veterans in the Georgia General Assembly of 1947 played out the politics of race and modernization that they had earlier crafted as the war's most important political legacy. The vision of majority rule and economic progress that they put forth offered little of either to the state's black citizens ot unionists, underscoring the contradictory nature of the politics of change wrought by the war.

Keywords:   white veterans, postwar Georgia, politics, race, modernization

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