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“The Hope of the South”: The New Century Cotton Mill of Dallas, Texas, and the Business of Race in the New South, 1902–1907

“The Hope of the South”: The New Century Cotton Mill of Dallas, Texas, and the Business of... Figure 1: New Centur y Mill, c. 1905, from Detail of 1905 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map #44. Source: Sanborn Map Company, 1905 Sanford Fire Insurance Map, Dallas No. 44, in Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps–Texas (1877–1922), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, <http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps> [Accessed Nov. 1, 2011]. Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. “The Hope of the South”: The New Centur y Cotton Mill of Dallas, Texas, and the Business of Race in the New South, 1902–1907 By Shennette Garrett-Scott* ew South apostle Henry W. Grady’s invitation to speak on “Texas Day” at the 1888 Texas State Fair in Dallas had come at Nthe last minute. A group of young businessmen pressed fair orga- nizers to extend an invitation to Grady about a month before opening day. The persistent, ambitious young men recruited the prestigious Dallas Commercial Club to their cause and after some prodding the fair orga- nizers finally extended an invitation to Grady. The editor of the Atlanta Constitution had made a name for himself throughout the United States by stressing a new economic direction for the South. Combining fier y rheto- ric and dynamic orator y, Grady advocated increased industrialization and scientific http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

“The Hope of the South”: The New Century Cotton Mill of Dallas, Texas, and the Business of Race in the New South, 1902–1907

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Abstract

Figure 1: New Centur y Mill, c. 1905, from Detail of 1905 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map #44. Source: Sanborn Map Company, 1905 Sanford Fire Insurance Map, Dallas No. 44, in Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps–Texas (1877–1922), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, <http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps> [Accessed Nov. 1, 2011]. Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. “The Hope of the South”: The New Centur y Cotton Mill of Dallas, Texas, and the Business of Race in the New South, 1902–1907 By Shennette Garrett-Scott* ew South apostle Henry W. Grady’s invitation to speak on “Texas Day” at the 1888 Texas State Fair in Dallas had come at Nthe last minute. A group of young businessmen pressed fair orga- nizers to extend an invitation to Grady about a month before opening day. The persistent, ambitious young men recruited the prestigious Dallas Commercial Club to their cause and after some prodding the fair orga- nizers finally extended an invitation to Grady. The editor of the Atlanta Constitution had made a name for himself throughout the United States by stressing a new economic direction for the South. Combining fier y rheto- ric and dynamic orator y, Grady advocated increased industrialization and scientific

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Southwestern Historical QuarterlyTexas State Historical Association

Published: Sep 16, 2012

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