Creating the Modern South: Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984


Built by local entrepreneurs during Dixie's post-Civil War textile boom, the Crown Cotton Mill in Dalton, Georgia, acted as a magnet for thousands of newly impoverished white farm families who moved to the factory and its company-owned village from the surrounding countryside. Flamming examines 100 years in the life of the mill and the town.


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