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Old 09-17-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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I have seen in different forums, the term New South used. What exactly is the New South and lets break it down.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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I have seen in different forums, the term New South used. What exactly is the New South and lets break it down.
Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh always! I consider FL cities Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa culturally new south. Pretty much the south Atlantic.

Nashville, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, OKC, Austin and Tulsa can be added

The New South is to contrast the Old South

New Orleans, Memphis, Birmingham, Louisville, Richmond and etc have way less transplants, have grown slower over the Sun belt boom and tend to hold tradition stronger.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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The term was coined by the great orator Henry Grady of Atlanta in the late 1800s to describe the economic progress of the South following the devastation of the war. Henry W. Grady - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I think that it is more often used in refernce to economic progress, but it has also been used to indicate progress in race relations/civil rights in the South. New South - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh always! I consider FL cities Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa culturally new south. Pretty much the south Atlantic.

Nashville, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, OKC, Austin and Tulsa can be added

The New South is to contrast the Old South

New Orleans, Memphis, Birmingham, Louisville, Richmond and etc have way less transplants, have grown slower over the Sun belt boom and tend to hold tradition stronger.
Actually I don't believe that the term excludes Richmond, New Orleans, etc. Those cities, though less booming in the past few decades, were huge industrial cities earlier in the 20th century and definitely part of the New South. They are still important southern cities, even if they have been eclipsed by cities like Houston, Atlanta, etc. I guess they could be called historic New South cities.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:24 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore is part of the new south also.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:22 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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ZIP CodKodeBlue;26155101]Baltimore is part of the new south also.[/quote]

Since Maryland was a border state, it really doesn't apply. Grady meant the term to specifically refer to former Confederate states in the post-Reconstruction era.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The meaning of the term "New South" has changed over the years. As Joe Tarheel stated above, the term was originally used after the Civil War to describe the South at that time as opposed to the antebellum or "Old South".

When I hear the term these days, I generally think of cities that have had high economic growth over the last few decades and a more service/financial/information economy such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh/Research Triangle. Mostly the 1-85 corridor/upper south/Piedmont megaregion/whatever you want to call it.

I would think the Florida and Texas cities are also included when some people use the term "New South", though I personally tend to think of it in more restrictive fashion.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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Baltimore is part of the new south also.
Very Funny....

However Prince Georges County/Montgomery County, MD is the New South.......
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Baltimore is part of the new south also.
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ZIP CodKodeBlue;26155101]Baltimore is part of the new south also.
Since Maryland was a border state, it really doesn't apply. Grady meant the term to specifically refer to former Confederate states in the post-Reconstruction era.[/quote]

Everyone brace yourselves! Another "Is Baltimore Southern?" battle is coming!
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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ZIP CodKodeBlue;26155101]Baltimore is part of the new south also.
Since Maryland was a border state, it really doesn't apply. Grady meant the term to specifically refer to former Confederate states in the post-Reconstruction era.[/quote]

Once again personal opinion that does not ever override Facts

Since Maryland is a Southern state it does apply or else Virginia, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and West Virgina would not qualify either.......
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