Selling Which South? Economic Change in Rural and Small-Town North Carolina in an Era of Globalization, 1940–2007
by Peter A. Coclanis, Louis M.Kyriakoudes Southern Cultures, Vol. 13, No. 4: Global South (2007)
"If national planners and the federal government first became interested in rural manufacturing as a development strategy in the 1930s and 1940s, the South had by that time been pursuing such a strategy for generations, albeit with mixed success."