By Harold E. Davis
the preferred photograph of Henry W. Grady is that of a champion of the postbellum South, a quarter that may forgive the North for defeating it and may mobilize its personal many assets for hones company and agricultural competition. Biographies and collections of Grady’s essays and speeches that seemed almost immediately after his demise greater this picture, and for a half-century, Grady used to be thought of the personification of the recent South move, a circulation which promised industrialization for the South, a stronger Southern agriculture, and justice and chance for black Southerners. As dealing with editor of the Atlanta structure, he espoused the hot South through the kingdom and was once admired as a speaker for audiences in ny and Boston. via vast examine, targeting the last decade of the Eighteen Eighties in Georgia, Davis demonstrates that even supposing Grady stated the entire correct issues to teach that he wanted to industrialize the South and that he used to be devoted to the advance of agriculture and equity in racial issues, in truth he spent such a lot of his efforts on behalf of Atlanta. His significant curiosity used to be in creating a distinction for that urban, leaving the remainder of the South to get pleasure from no matter what Atlanta couldn't garner for itself.