Date of Award

5-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Legacy Department

History

Advisor

Andrew, Jr., Rod

Committee Member

Burns , James

Committee Member

Grisinger , Joanna

Abstract

This work is about the administration of South Carolina Governor Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings, who served as the state's chief executive from 1959-1963. It specifically deals with his plans for industrial and economic development and how the civil rights movement and integration impacted those plans. The thesis of this work is that the Hollings administration devised a peaceful solution to racial integration that left the state's industrial and economic development pursuits unharmed and untarnished. This work deals with the persistence of poverty and lack of development that plagued the state following the Civil War and the importance and need for development during the Hollings administration.

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