AUTHORFrederickson, Kari
TITLECold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South
PUBLISHERUniversity of Georgia Press
CITYAthens, Georgia

This book describes how the Savannah River site, a component of the United States military-industrial complex, changed not only the physical environment within its boundaries but the communities, politics, and culture of the surrounding region. Located near Aiken, South Carolina, and operated for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) by the DuPont Corporation, the facility produced materials for nuclear weapons in the 1950s, including the hydrogen bomb. The author links the political, cultural, and economic transformations in South Carolina to Cold War developments, which also changed other regions in the South and Southwest.

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