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The Model City of the New South
Anniston, Alabama
1872-1900

by Grace Hooten Gates

Softcover, 320 pages, 6" x 9"
Copyright 1978, Printed 1996
University of Alabama Press

From the back of the book:
Anniston's early years constitute a fascinating story - of the collaborative efforts of an Englishman and a Connecticut Yankee to develop the iron resources of northeast Alabama at a time when the area was struggling to recover from the devastating effects of the Civil War. The result was a robust, successful new town that benefited from their profit-minded business acumen and from their paternalistic but utopian mind-set. With town-building and boosting efforts, Anniston soon became known to contemporaries as the "the model city of the new south."

The town's economic survival through booms and busts is a study in marketing and diversification, of reliance on old liaisons in hard times. Originally published in 1978, the book explores Anniston's first quarter century and yields rich material because it cuts across several historical fields, including urban, economic, quantitative, social, and political history, as well as labor and race relations.

About the author
Grace Hooten Gates is an independent scholar living in Anniston, Alabama. She has taught at Jacksonville State University, and she has served as president of the Alabama Historical Association.

Table of Contents
Preface
Part I Creating a Model Community
Chapter one. The Town Planners
Chapter two. The Private Model Town
Chapter three. The Public Town
Part II The Productive Community
Chapter four. The Woodstock Company Enterprises
Chapter five. The Diversifying Economy
Chapter six. The Cyclic Economy
Part III The Townspeople
Chapter seven. The Anniston Profile
Chapter eight. The Black Community
Chapter nine. The Social Community
Part IV The Search For Identity
Chapter ten. The Model City Image
Chapter eleven. Political Consciousness
Chapter twelve. Anniston and the New South Credo

Footnotes
Notes on sources
Index

Tables
Anniston Corporations In The Year 1887
Anniston Population, 1880-1900
Relative Frequency Distribution Of Birth Places Of Anniston Population By State or Foreign Country In 1880 And 1900
Comparative Distribution Percentages On Race And Sex, 1880 And 1900
Frequency Distribution By Age Category Of 1880 And 1900 Censuses
Comparative Age In Years By Quartile Percent in 1880 And 1900
Household Status Of 1880 And 1900 Populations
Literacy Rate Of Population Age 13 And Older In 1880 And 1900
Distribution Of Occupational Categories Of 1880 And 1900 Populations
Comparison Of 1880 and 1900 Respondents Who Had No Gainful Employment
Comparative Distribution Of Occupational Categories Of Populations Excluding Wives And Children Under Age Ten From 1880 And 1900 Census Cases
Employment Rate By Age Category For Populations In 1880 And 1900
Occupational Distribution Of Females By Race In 1880 And 1900
Distribution Of Population By Neighborhood In 1887, 1896, And 1900
Distribution Of Occupation By Neighborhood in 1887
Distribution Of Occupation By Neighborhood In 1996
Distribution Of Occupation By Neighborhood In 1900
Racial Distribution Of Each Neighborhood In 1887, 1896, And 1900
Distribution Of Races By Neighborhood In 1887, 1896, And 1900
Rate Of Persistence Of 1880 Population In 1887 And 1896 City Directories And 1900 Census
Occupational Distribution Of Black Males In 1880, 1887, 1896, And 1900

Maps
Alabama And Georgia
Calhoun County
Early Anniston

Illustrations
Samuel Noble
General Daniel Tyler
The Noble Family
Sketches Of Woodstock Properties
Alfred L. Tyler
Anniston Manufacturing Company
Anniston Opera House
Anniston Inn
U.S. Rolling Stock; Anniston Pipe Foundry
Anniston Homes
Noble Street Traffic In 1889
Noble Street View In 1890's
Military Parade, September 23, 1898
Educational Institutions
Early Churches
Anniston Baseball Team
Woodstock Rifle Company

Book condition:
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