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Old 08-20-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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What exactly is the "New South", is it limited to certain southern cities and states?

 
Old 08-20-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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Meet the new South. Same as the old South. - Pete Townshend
 
Old 08-20-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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Generally its certain southern cities that are "new" to the scene as far as development and urbanization. Really, its just someone's "philosophy" and the followers of that "philosophy" or outlook. Henry W. Grady's philosophy for his vision of Atlanta and like minded points beyond.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South strangely enough Richmond, VA. (which is not "New South") reappears....where before there was Austin and Orlando.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_W_Grady

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Old 08-20-2014, 04:42 PM
 
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People from all over the country would seriously consider moving to a New South state. Most would never consider states without major cities/tourist attractions or professional sports teams.




New South:

Georgia
Louisiana
Tennessee
Texas
Florida
South Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia


Not New South:

Mississippi
Alabama
Arkansas
Kentucky

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Old 08-20-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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@757 me seeing Richmond being mentioned in that wiki article is the reason for me asking
 
Old 08-20-2014, 05:56 PM
 
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The Old South, of course refers to the South of times past. A romanticized version of the Antebellum era.

I suspect by "New South" they mean the new refurbished South (intelligent, integrated, business oriented)...More modern.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 06:29 PM
 
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Meet the new South. Same as the old South. - Pete Townshend
Where is that quote from? I can't find it anywhere.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 06:38 PM
 
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@757 me seeing Richmond being mentioned in that wiki article is the reason for me asking
I remember seeing Austin and Orlando there and Richmond was not there. Who knows what that's about, Richmond is not the "New South" though, it was the Old South Old South - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which is basically from Maryland to Georgia. Ultimately The Commonwealth does not identify itself as such. West Virginia? New Orleans? IDK about all that...some folks might be trying to spread the supposed Atlanta based influence a little too far.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 07:46 PM
 
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Typically, these days the term refers to cities that have experienced post-war population and economic booms, along with all the sprawl that's come with it like Atlanta, the Texas cities, Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville, Orlando, etc. Cities that have largely transitioned to service-based economies, but with more urban built forms within their cores and slower population growth rates, like Richmond, Birmingham, New Orleans, Memphis, and Louisville, aren't really considered "New South" cities.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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Austin, Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte come to mind when i hear New South
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